tennis pros: stop ruining your clothes!

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An inactive Maria Sharapova (who pulled out of Zurich and Linz) is hoping that ridding herself of her cursed Nike U.S. Open day dress will help her at the Year End Championships. The dress will be autographed and auctioned, with proceeds benefitting the Maria Sharapova Foundation. (via DTL)

Ok, can we talk about this for a sec? I don’t understand why she has to autograph the dress (over the right bust), thus rendering it unwearable. Perhaps she doesn’t want anyone else wearing it? Perhaps the autograph adds more value to the item? It would be MUCH better if they just left it as is (a la the protocol of Hollywood-driven Clothes Off Our Backs.

Roger Federer fans were griping about the same thing when his “RF” hats went for auction on his site. They were totally willing to shell out the big bucks to get the limited-edition goods, but many were turned off because the hats would have a visible Federer autograph (and who wants to wear that?). They even started a petition

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4 Responses to “tennis pros: stop ruining your clothes!”

  1. Marija Says:

    I totally agree with you. That was my first impression when I saw the dress. They made the dress unwearable.

  2. love40mp Says:

    I agree with Marija. It would have been at least wearable if they put the signature in the bottom corner of the dress like a logo or in the back.

  3. thebiggerpicture Says:

    Perhaps Maria is assuming someone will frame it.

  4. Sonja Says:

    Totally agree. Pretty self-consumed of those people. I’d wash the damn signature out… ;-)

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