Fila Deal With Clijsters: A Shoe-In
CNBC Sports Business Reporter
Sources have told CNBC that Fila has signed tennis star Kim Clijsters to a multi-year shoe and apparel deal.
The 26-year old Clijsters, who retired to become a mother, shocked the tennis worldby getting a wildcard to the US Open last year after a two-year hiatus and winning the tournament despite being a 40-to-1 longshot.
Kim will debut Fila’s Spring 2010 Heritage Apparel Collection at the Australian Open later this month.
This past week, Clijsters won her 36th tour title at Brisbane and is ranked 15th in the world.
Clijsters donated her winner's check from the Brisbane event to the city's Children's Hospital.
Clijsters other endorsement deals include Babolat, sports beverage AA drink and Belgian telecommunications company Telnet.
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