According to a report in Tennis.life Adidas disagreed, and Halep’s team then went to other potential sponsors, but were unable to secure the deal they wanted. They then went back to Adidas hoping to accept the company’s previous offer, only to find that the company had already allotted their player sponsorship budget. Chaz Niell/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Which left Halep as the world’s number one player and the tournament’s top seed. But without a clothing deal. When low-ranked players without clothing endorsements go on a surprising run at a major, they will sometimes cut a quick deal for the remainder of tournament. But clearly Halep was looking for a longer and more lucrative deal that couldn’t be negotiated in a matter of days. “Yeah, my people are working for me on this stuff. They are talking. But the conversation has just begun. I have no contract now.
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