Over the years, fashion and dazzling appearances have made a significant impact on the sport. Tennis is regarded as one of the most glamorous sports in the world. A few years back, the 18-time Grand Slam champion, Chris Evert, talked about how the younger generation is focusing more on glamour than on their tennis skills. However, some tennis stars like Maria Sharapova. She, despite being a top-ranked player, was called the tennis barbie doll from Russia by many of her tennis fans.
Chris Evert talks about the glamorous side of tennis.
The 18-time Grand Slam champion once talked about the glamour side of women’s tennis, she mentioned Maria Sharapova and Eugenie Bouchard who are very good looking.
What did Evert say?
She said, “If you look like Maria Sharapova or Eugenie Bouchard, you’re always going to have companies coming after you with endorsements, because companies like successful women who are good-looking. That’s the way it’s always been.”
Evert had more to add.
Evert pointed out the endorsement companies as they always look for multi-talented women, who are good-looking and play excellent sports. She also took some tennis players’ names and talked about how these companies work.
Further, she also shared how one can get paid without posing naked in front of the cameras.
She said, “It’s the women’s choice how they want to come across, but you don’t have to pose naked. It should be enough that – no matter how you look – you are successful because of hard work and doing what you love to do.”