honorable mention: zheng jie in australia

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She’s legit: China’s Zheng Jie set the tone for her 2009 with a fourth round showing at this year’s Australian Open. Unfortunately, she had to retire during that match (against Svetlana Kuznetsova) because of a wrist injury she sustained during a fall. Kuzie was up 4-1 in the first set.

As you may remember, Zheng reached the semis at last year’s Wimbledon (where she fell to Serena Williams), causing Nike to up her prominence in Olympics-related advertising in China.

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Is this Nike? She spent her first (and maybe second) round playing in a light pastel pink dress with a fabric belt and gathered detail on the shoulders.

She then switched up to simple bow-adorned whites, the top trimmed two light yellow floral graphic strips at the bust and a pink gothic “Z” on the chest. This reminds me of a pre-Fila Agi Szavay.

(images via Getty Images)

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  1. Ratazana says

    Not Nike.

    Zheng Jie, along with all the other prominent chinese WTA players, have left the Chinese national team and along with it the Nike sponsorship deal. That’s her homemade dud.

    Zheng, Li, Peng all started managing their own career starting this year. They now hire their own team and get 100% of their earnings.

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