Simona Halep’s days of wearing unbranded dresses are over after she cashed in and signed a sponsorship deal with Nike.
Despite starting the 2018 campaign as the world No 1, Halep competed at the season-opening Grand Slam, the Australian Open, without a sponsor and wore a red dress that she bought online.
Although she lost the final against Caroline Wozniacki, she has now cashed in as she revealed on her social media accounts that she is now a Nike athlete.
Romanian media reported that the deal was worth $2 million a year, which is quite a bit more than the $800,000 she received from her previous sponsor Adidas.
She joins the likes of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova on the list of tennis players who are sponsored by Nike.
Grunting in tennis is back in the news so we have decided to trawl through some video archives.
Deggsy Bilton fancies Diego Schwartzman at the Rio Open while Tomas Berdych should be a good bet in Marseille.
Andre Agassi gives his thoughts on Novak Djokovic and comparing women’s tennis to the men’s game.
In Tennis Today, unsurprisingly Roger Federer dominates the news while there is also a tribute to Kei Nishikori.
Nick Kyrgios is still struggling with the injury he picked up a fortnight ago, and will miss the Delray Beach Open.
Kevin Anderson ended his title drought as he beat Sam Querrey to secure the New York Open.
Dominic Thiem was too good for Aljaz Bedene on Sunday as he won his second Argentina Open title.
Petra Kvitova made it 13 wins in a row as she beat Garbine Muguraza to lift the Qatar Open trophy.
Roger Federer concluded his glorious week in the Netherlands by winning the Rotterdam Open title.
Andre Agassi picks out Nick Kyrgios and Alex Zverev as two of the most talented players on the ATP Tour.