The world No. 2 Romanian tennis star Simona Halep has signed a brand endorsement deal with US-based sportswear multinational Nike
Romanian news website Business Review has said that the deal is worth $2m per annum. The former world No. 1 took to social media to announce her alliance with the brand with the message: “Just Do It. I just did it.”
Just Do It – I Just Did It ?❤️ pic.twitter.com/81JRISxxiC
— Simona Halep (@Simona_Halep) February 12, 2018
The announcement comes after Simona had played last month’s Australian Open without an apparel partner. The 26-year-old was forced to wear an unbranded red dress, which according to her was ordered online.
Simona began the first grand slam of the year as world No.1 but was replaced at the top of the rankings by Caroline Wozniacki with a defeat in the finals in Melbourne.
The Constanta-born tennis sensation had won the Shenzhen Open title, earlier this year, where she was also seen wearing an unbranded outfit.
He earlier held an endorsement deal with German sportswear manufacturer Adidas. The Adidas dal had ended in December last year
The Romanian, who started her professional career in 2009, has 16 WTA titles and 6 ITF titles to her name. She has also appeared in 5 Grand Slams since 2015, reaching finals in 3 and semi-finals in 2. She has won $22,429,763 in prize money till date, placing her 11th in all-time rankings.