On the back of her impressive run through qualifying to the 3rd round, CiCi Bellis has announced that she will turn professional. Coinciding with this, Bellis has signed a representation agreement with IMG. CiCi burst onto the scene as a 15 year old at the US Open, beating 12th ranked Dominika
Arguably one of the biggest headlines in athlete representation last year was the firing of agents from Lagardère Tennis. The firm had lost two high profile clients in Eugenie Bouchard and Victoria Azarenka, and the CEO made the decision to replace several members of team. During the reshuffle Sam Duvall resigned
17 year old Taylor Harry Fritz, the no.1 ranked junior tennis player in the world, has decided to turn pro. The American has a stellar list of results this year, including an appearance in the junior finals at the French Open. Agents had been scrambling for Taylor's signature for some time,
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal in September of last year, Caroline Wozniacki stated she'd love to sign an endorsement deal for chocolate. This week, that became a reality. Wozniacki has signed an endorsement deal with Belgian Chocolatier Godiva. Financial terms were not disclosed, however it is likely that
For years, the representation of tennis players has been dominated by the big firms. IMG Tennis, with a list including Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova, represents over 140 tennis clients. French company Lagardere's long list includes Caroline Wozniacki and John Isner, while Octagon represents Martina Hingis and Dominika Cibulkova. Enter Global
Just two weeks after inking Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, IMG has announced the signing of Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova to a worldwide representation agreement. She was previously solely managed by Miroslav Cernosek, who will continue to work with IMG in finding opportunities in her native Czech Republic. Kvitova will also retain Katie
French tennis player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has switched agencies and signed a representation agreement with IMG Worldwide. He was previously managed by L&S Management. The 28 year-old rose to fame in 2008, where he defeated four seeded players to advance to the final of the Australian Open. He lost to Novak Djokovic.
Bloomberg has reported that sports management company IMG has approached tennis player Eugenie Bouchard about representing her. The 20 year-old Wimbledon finalist is currently contracted to Lagardere, but that agreement is due to end this year. For those who have not heard of Bouchard, she is comparable to the No.1 NBA