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Halep reaches sponsorship deal with Nike

IANS  |  Bucharest 

World No. 2 player of on Monday confirmed she has signed a sponsorship agreement with US

The deal between and the former world No. 1, who competed in the without a sponsor, is to be effective immediately, with competing on Wednesday at the Open, reports

"I Just Did It," tweeted, in comic reference to Nike's slogan 'Just Do It.'

Halep is to receive nearly $2 million a year, some $800,000 more than her deal with German athletic brand Adidas, from which she split after four years of collaboration, according to Romanian media.

The 26-year-old now joins the list of top players sponsored by Nike, including of the US, of Russia, of and of

This sponsorship agreement comes several days after Halep's recovery from severe dehydration, which sent her to the hospital following her loss in the punishingly hot final against of on January 27.



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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 20:34 IST