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Australian Open finalist Simona Halep signs new sponsorship deal

Romania's Simona Halep with the runners up trophy after losing to Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki in the final. (Reuters)

Australian Open finalist Simona Halep has signed a deal with Nike after playing without a sponsor in Melbourne.

The second-ranked Romanian made the announcement Monday on her Facebook account. She posted a photo with the caption, “Just Do It. I just did it.”

Halep wore a red unbranded dress in last month’s final, leading to some jokes on social media. She said she bought the dress online.

Halep was also without a clothing sponsor when she won the Shenzhen Open earlier in January.

Just Do It - I Just Did It 🙈❤️

A post shared by Simona Halep (@simonahalep) on

Romanian media said Halep’s deal with Nike is worth $2 million a year.

Halep previously had a contract with Adidas.

She lost the Australian Open final to Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki.

Both Halep and Wozniacki will play in the Doha Open this week.

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Last Update: Monday, 12 February 2018 KSA 19:35 - GMT 16:35
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