View Full Version : Lindsay addresses Nike Clonewear

May 29th, 2003, 06:03 PM
Q. I couldn't help notice the similarity between you and Ashley, Amelie Mauresmo, a few others, in that you were all wearing the same outfit. Is there a new dress code?

Q. So many people seem to be wearing the same thing.
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I think Nike has given the girls pretty much the same outfit to get it out to the public for this tournament. It's the only tournament we wear the outfit, so I think they wanted as much publicity as they could get for it. I notice they wear a different skirt. You're right, it's the exact same.

Q. The others had different skirts?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I think. I don't know. I mean, there's a solid skirt and a printed skirt. I think because we're only wearing it here in Paris, like I said, they wanted all the girls to wear the same thing so it could get as much exposure as possible.

Q. Does that bother you at all?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: No, not at all.

Q. There's a certain motif. We can see it's light blue.
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: It's just kind of circles. Not tennis balls, but interlocking figures. There's nothing that intricate about it.
Interesting... sounds like the same thing I said here (http://wtaworld.com/showthread.php?threadid=71920):
nike should make more designs for their athletes but it's my opinion that they want to make them look like clones. the more people wearing the same outfit will unconciously make people think 'wow, all these players are wearing this same outfit, it must really be cool. I need to go out and get one.' At least that's what they're hoping for but methinks it's backfiring on them... especially when one of their top players complains.

May 29th, 2003, 06:05 PM
If they are all suppose to wear it, how come Evie and Ai are wearing the yellow outfit...

May 29th, 2003, 06:08 PM
If they are all suppose to wear it, how come Evie and Ai are wearing the yellow outfit...

They are not "stars" ;)!

May 29th, 2003, 06:11 PM
*chokes on sierra mist* bwhahahahahahaha!

May 29th, 2003, 06:11 PM
I like the yellow better myself!

May 29th, 2003, 06:14 PM
the yellow is real lemony. well it could be because I made homemade lemonade for Memorial Day and it's almost gone and I'm out of lemons... I like the blue on Ash but their outfits BLOW. James outfit is the best out of any of the Nike fiends.

May 29th, 2003, 06:16 PM
... or maybe they don't pay the other players enough money to be able to force them to wear it.

May 29th, 2003, 06:18 PM
Hmmm sounds like they are trying to hedge their bets that somebody wearing their outfit will be in the final :-)

The should just go ahead an give Serena her 75million dollar contract and call it a day...

May 29th, 2003, 06:21 PM
oh gawd, I don't want Serena with Nike... :sad:

May 29th, 2003, 06:23 PM
I don't know...I think it would be okay if she is given her own line.

May 29th, 2003, 06:35 PM
Lindsay and other high profilers should get a choice

May 29th, 2003, 07:22 PM
If they are all suppose to wear it, how come Evie and Ai are wearing the yellow outfit...

evie was wearing the blue in her first round match.

and the nike outfit comes in blue and white... but i guess theyre saving that for wimby :rolleyes:

and theres the dress without the ugly pattern...

May 29th, 2003, 07:25 PM
I like it, even though its a rip off of Anna's aussie cossie.

I think its Lindsays best outfit fot a while. I also think Ashley looks just great in it :drool:

auntie janie
May 29th, 2003, 07:45 PM
They all copy directly copied from Serena's bright red shoes the previous year. Before then, the shoes players wore were perdominantly white. But it seems that only AK fans have a beef about this fashion issue! :D