French Open champion Maria Sharapova is turning her sweet tooth into a profitable business.
Li Na, the first Chinese player to win a major tennis title, is set to become the world’s second- highest earning female athlete after signing endorsement contracts worth at least $42 million.
Li Na returned to Roland Garros today, millions of dollars richer and with a place in history as the first Asian to win a tennis Grand Slam singles title. Still, she says she doesn’t feel extra pressure.
Maria Sharapova learned so much promoting other people’s products in her first 10 years on the WTA tour that she decided it was time to start selling her own.
Maria Sharapova, the world’s highest-paid female athlete, signed a three-year sponsorship deal with Samsung Electronics Co., her agent said.
Li Na was traveling the world, zooming up the women’s tennis rankings and going broke.
Li Na changed Chinese sports history this weekend at the French Open, and she may have changed international tennis forever.
Three-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova signed a multiyear agreement with Groupe Danone SA’s Evian water brand.
Tennis’s top 10 rankings won’t have any Americans for the first time ever next week as an injured Serena Williams drops out of the women’s list.
Mardy Fish ’s loss in the third round of the French Open ended the chances of both his first Grand Slam title and the start of a U.S. tennis resurgence.
"Maria really has not been marketed that much in Russia."
- Max Eisenbud on Apr 02, 2012