The good, the bad and the ugly

July 21, 2009 at 10:17 pm 6 comments

E.g. of a good campaign: Looking For A Hero?

The WTA’s campaign gets a little off-track with their recent interviews, loses its focus, even. But no one can deny it’s entertaining. They do what should have been done a while ago — they get personal with the tour. Even if the campaign’s goal seems to be mystify the players and their ~*special powers*~, we’re equally interested in their “human” side. That’s what their two latest videos, Life Without Tennis and Players’ Most Extravagant Purchases, show.

The most interesting aspect of the video is that we find out that Aravane Rezaï would like to be either an actress or astrophysics (sic) if she wasn’t a tennis player. Astrophysics. Yes, astrophysics. And Severine Bremond would like to be a singer. Only we don’t hear her sing. Coolies.

Now, this, this is my favourite one:

What have all the players bought? Cars. Fast, expensive, convertible cars. I’m amused by the players describing their cars’ technical details and such while the interviewer just goes “Fast?”. Yes, fast, dude. I would probably make a question as dumb as that one like “So, it drives, eh?”. The only girl that actually bought something, you know, girly was Vika. Hermès bag that she’s been wanting for three years. I think this means she’d been wanting a Hermès bag for three years, not that she bought a bag from seasons ago. Just thought I’d clarify that. And of course, as usual, Stosur and Stubbs provide hilarious moments.

And example of bad, very very bad campaign, you ask? L.A. Women’s Tennis ChampionshipsSave The Grunt. I even feel secondhand embarrassment.


Entry filed under: aravane rezai, doubles couples, severine bremond, vika azarenka.

Two gays make a straight Random stuff — as usual

6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. loltennis  |  July 21, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    For all the talk about Vika being a bitch, the jeep thing convinced me Vezzy wears the pants in their relationship.

    A JEEP, Bárbara.Mitsubishi Outlander Excel. BIG CAR. If she were a man, ppl would say she was compensating for something.

    ~*I love them soooo.*~

    As for actual the subject of campaigns, I wish they’d get back to that “special powers”/”what else are you really good at” question. I remember liking some of the answers.

    • 2. Bárbara  |  July 21, 2009 at 10:53 pm

      I think Vika can be a bitch on court but she seems like a nice girl off-court. And the idea of Lena V. (rofl, VEZZY? Do I even want to know???) wearing the pants is amusing.

      Honestly, I know nothing about cars. Like… nothing AT ALL. I’m going to stick to talking about tennis or bags. Both, if possible.

      I like these extremely random questions. Even if they have nothing to do with the campaign.

  • 3. BrofUJu  |  July 22, 2009 at 1:46 am

    Oh Aleks, what a cutie. And could V be even more less like her sister FFS? One buys an upgrade of her 10 year old car, the other buys an apartment in Paris. And what does Vika say she bought? Can’t fuckin’ understand her, lol

  • 4. Maya  |  July 22, 2009 at 6:15 am

    Haha! These’re awesome – Vesnina in an Outlander, Venus’ car being a “bad investment”, lol!

    Stosur and Stubbs – they are so Australian, it’s hilarious.

    And…I totally hate that Serena can do that. I want to impulsively be able to buy an apartment in Paris. In fact, I’d settle for a non-impulsive purchase, even.

  • 5. Jennifer  |  July 22, 2009 at 7:55 am

    I really like Coin’s answer in the first one. Not that it’s somewhat unrealistic or anything…

    I just want to go and buy an apartment in Paris too!
    And since these videos I love Stosur and Stubbs, they are just too funny.

  • 6. keira  |  July 23, 2009 at 6:07 am

    Sammy and Renne are so Aussie, I expect them to crack out a can of Foster’s everytime they talk

    Vika’s like the Hulk, she’s girly-girl,sweet as candy off caught but play against her in tennis and she’ll kill you seven way’s before you hit the ground.

    Some of those girls have got such thick accents


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