Not sure where to post this, but here seems pretty good. Can we talk about 7's advertising campaign for the 2017 Summer of Tennis? The Rebels? I'm sorry? Our players look bad enough without this sort of campaign behind them heading into their most important part of the year. So many problems besides that though...
- Groth is included
Stosur didn't even feature. It's Tomic, Kyrgios, Groth and Gavrilova. Tennis Australia has it's hands ALL OVER THIS!
- Lack of women. The initial ad had, in order: Federer, Serena, Nadal, Djokovic, Murray, Wawrinka, then Kyrgios, Tomic, Gavrilova, and Groth
THEY HAVE SINCE ADDED KERBER! But what were they thinking? I understand the BIG 4. But Kerber should have been there instead of Wawrinka, and they could add someone like Radwanska or Wozniacki/Ivanovic. Not only that, but Stosur should have replaced Groth. I'm no SJW, but this is sexism - bottom dollar, cut and dry.
It's just annoying. Aesthetically the ad looks great and exciting, but no Stosur and including Groth is a HUGE mistake. DUMB.
If I was Stosur I'd be pissed. Part of the career is marketability and branding, and this is the only market she's relevant in. Why do they push Groth so much in this way?