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Lin Lin
May 29th, 2009, 06:25 AM
http://bbs.tennis.com.cn/uploadFiles/2009-05/27_9886830_1.jpg

http://i0.sinaimg.cn/ty/t/p/2009-05-28/U3015P6T12D4404185F44DT20090528185327.jpg


Look at her racket,still no sponsor?:confused:
As a former #1 player,it's a bit embarrassing:help:Hope she can get a deal soon:):)

No racket produced by Anta?:confused:

Josh.
May 29th, 2009, 07:05 AM
I was thinking the same thing the other day. Confuses me as to why someone with her profile cannot seal a racquet sponsor.

darrinbaker00
May 29th, 2009, 07:05 AM
Switching racquets now may put some more money in Jankovic's pocket, but it would be detrimental to her on-court results. Novak Djokovic struggled mightily earlier this year when he switched sticks, and Ivan Ljubicic went from the top 10 to the Tennis Witness Protection Program when he switched sticks. Those guys thought the reward ($$$$) outweighed the risk (poor results for a few months or years). Jelena Jankovic doesn't.

darrinbaker00
May 29th, 2009, 07:06 AM
I was thinking the same thing the other day. Confuses me as to why someone with her profile cannot seal a racquet sponsor.
It's not that she can't; it's more like she doesn't want to, because she would have to switch racquets in the middle of the year. No amount of paint or lead tape can make a Prince Speedport look like another brand.

M.P
May 29th, 2009, 07:08 AM
i think it is Price...just not showing the P
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/player.html?ccode=JJANK

Lin Lin
May 29th, 2009, 07:38 AM
i think it is Price...just not showing the P
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/player.html?ccode=JJANK

Their partnership has expired I think:confused:

JonBcn
May 29th, 2009, 09:11 AM
I'm sure it's a case of holding out until someone pays her what her agent is requesting, rather than nobody wants to sign her...

quickfound
May 29th, 2009, 11:45 AM
i think it is Price...just not showing the P
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/player.html?ccode=JJANK

Jelena's Prince contract expired in December 2008. She clearly likes that bat, but they cannot come to terms about money.

empressionist
Aug 16th, 2009, 04:30 PM
so is she officially back on contract with prince now? The "P" is back on her racket-head, after quite a while...
http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/2339/504d87d2505899c0d9dbc9c.jpg

drake3781
Aug 16th, 2009, 05:03 PM
Jelena's Prince contract expired in December 2008. She clearly likes that bat, but they cannot come to terms about money.

Exactly.


so is she officially back on contract with prince now? The "P" is back on her racket-head, after quite a while...
http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/2339/504d87d2505899c0d9dbc9c.jpg

OK right - they worked it out. I'll see her play in 3 hours. ;)

Renalicious
Sep 3rd, 2009, 08:40 AM
:lol: I like the dress. :D

Rub
Sep 3rd, 2009, 10:53 AM
yeah... it's been quite a while since she had that 'P.' I thought she had it back in toronto...

quickfound
Sep 3rd, 2009, 04:17 PM
yeah... it's been quite a while since she had that 'P.' I thought she had it back in toronto...
Jelena did have the "P" on her strings in Toronto. Either they had a tentative deal and it fell through, or the stringer made a mistake.

volta
Sep 3rd, 2009, 04:22 PM
Jelena did have the "P" on her strings in Toronto. Either they had a tentative deal and it fell through, or the stringer made a mistake.

yeap. i thought that she was back with them :scratch:

she was supposed to move to Wilson right?

WowWow
Sep 3rd, 2009, 05:12 PM
Oh JJ! Just use the heart shape stencil, now that you have the opportunity.:lol:

Adrian1092
Sep 3rd, 2009, 06:20 PM
Now she's using the P again :lol:

Keegan
Sep 3rd, 2009, 06:29 PM
It's like the case of the missing 'P' or something.

Come on Jelena, make up yo' mind!

youizahoe
Sep 3rd, 2009, 06:56 PM
It's not that they don't have a sing on the strings, they don't have a sponsor, that has nothing to do with it. If you go by that statement, all players have sponsors :tape:

quickfound
Sep 4th, 2009, 02:07 PM
yeap. i thought that she was back with them :scratch:

she was supposed to move to Wilson right?
I heard nothing of a move to Wilson, but the "P" grew back again for Jelena's US Open 2nd round loss to Shvedova on Sept. 3. So maybe the stringing error was at Flushing Meadows, and she is back under Prince contract. Or they need to invent strings with logo zippers for JJ.

http://i28.tinypic.com/1rr7yd.jpg (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/404/photos)

sammy01
Sep 4th, 2009, 02:26 PM
It's not that they don't have a sing on the strings, they don't have a sponsor, that has nothing to do with it. If you go by that statement, all players have sponsors :tape:

for top 10 players the strings in their rackets are like advertsing space, any player without a stencil on her strings is out of contract (as contracts stipulate players must have the stencil on the racket or can be fined). for lower ranked players they have the stencil to keep the racket company happy, as these players may not be sponsored by said company but get free clothes/rackets from them. if you are a player ranked 80 free rackets or clothes for a stencil on the racket is well worth it.