Friday, January 22, 2010

Bartoli Thinks Sponsors Like Them Blond and Thin

Event hough Marion Bartoli in ranked 11 in the world and has won some tournaments, she can't find any sponsor for her clothing. Bartoli said she has been buying her own clothes and wonders why no companies is willing to sponsor her.

“I had one [sponsor] when I was younger, when I became the junior U.S. Open champion,” said Bartoli. “It doesn’t cost much, but I don’t understand why some lower-ranked players than me get a contract. It’s really ridiculous.”

She was quoted as saying one reason no sponsor wants to sign her is because she is “not blonde enough, not thin enough, not tall enough.”

I wonder if it has more to do with her agent than the sponsors? Why wouldn't Nike, Adidas, Fila, or whatever company want to sign her up?

Time for a new agent Marion.

2 comments:

veronica said...

Ese es el otro lado del deporte. A los patrocinadores finalmente poco les importa patrocinar el talento. La apariencia puede más y es lo que se apoya!!

Una verdadera lástimas, pero así es como lo comercial se impone.

Anonymous said...

la verdad si hay que ser sinceros... esta no es un talento en lo absoluto ... Sharapova lo es y encima se compara con ella cuando no le gano ni un solo set a Sharapova. Minimiza a Kirilenko y Dulko encima cuando estan a su mismo nivel... y 3 grand slams no se comparan con 5 titulitos que ella tiene... cuando le gane que hable que deje de joder Sharapova no tiene la culpa de ser marketinera y si tanto le molesta que haga algo por eso no que diga que fue y no la aceptan ... primero me dio pena esta chica perdo despues me parecio muy bien que no le den una por bocona y dos por creida ... si tiene tanta plata para mantenerse por que no se queda calladita ?

Bartoli you can't compare yourself with Sharapova!!! Neveeeeer!!! Sharapova is a Tennis star and a real pretty woman ... you are someone who likes to talk and talk about stupid things when you win a set to Maria start to talk about a bad player ( with 3 Grand Slams) you don't even have one please!!! haha