Serena for President

http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-09-01/the-serena-bump-gives-women-s-tennis-a-sellout

Most recently, the intersection of prejudices Williams has had to face has been much discussed in the context of her endorsement deals. After Williams defeated Maria Sharapova in the Wimbledon semifinals in July, many commentators noted that despite utterly dominating her opponent on the court — Williams is 18-2 lifetime against Sharapova, and hasn’t lost to her on any surface in more than a decade — Williams still trails the Russian in sponsorship dollars. According to Forbes, Sharapova earned $23 million in endorsements in the last year, while Williams banked $13 million from her deals…

For the first time ever, tickets to the women’s final of the U.S. Open sold out before the men’s. Women’s tickets are going for three times their usual price from ticket resellers — all thanks to the Serena Bump. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio — the first mayor to ever give a ticker-tape parade to the Women’s World Cup team — mentioned the ticket sales in his welcome address to the prime-time crowd at Arthur Ashe Stadium before Williams’ opening match…

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