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Description: At least one key sponsor for Serena Williams has expressed support for the tennis legend after officials of the French Open banned a black, skintight bodysuit that she wore during that tournament in late May.

Source: MarketWatch.com

Date: Aug 26, 2018

Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/nike-has-one-simple-message-to-french-open-officials-who-banned-serenas-catsuit-2018-08-25

Questions for discussion:

  • Do you think Nike’s response was “good” for the firm, Serena Williams, and tennis?
  • Do you think this sort of publicity was an effort by Nike to draw attention to the Nike brand?
  • What are the social issues raised by the original controversy and those raised by Nike’s response?

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