Melanie Oudin signs with Virgin Mobile

Melanie Oudin

World No.41 Melanie Oudin of the United States has signed a four-year sponsorship deal with cellular phone service provider Virgin Mobile.

The surprising 2009 US Open quarterfinalist could earn as much as $2 million from the deal, depending on her tennis results, but is guaranteed approximately $500,000 from the company.

If the 18-year-old Oudin wins this year’s US Open (which is how likely to happen?), Virgin Mobile will donate $1 million to homeless-youth organizations as part of The RE*Generation program. The goal is to raise awareness about the homeless youth in the United States.

Oudin already has deals with BackOffice Associates and AirTran, that both came after her run at the 2009 US Open. (source: Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal, photo: Women Who Serve)

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7 thoughts on “Melanie Oudin signs with Virgin Mobile

  1. jacob

    this is random, but im getting a new camera tomorrow, and im going to france in time for roland garros, so fingers crossed i will get some good photos.. never seen clay before 😀

  2. Marija Post author

    Jacob, that’s great news! BTW, which camera are you buying? I should buy a new one, mine is broken down.

  3. jacob

    uh-huh! ive been saving for what seems like ages, just havent got enough funds yet ($100) to go.

    now, this is completely random, but look at this!

    (lady gaga is also sponsered by virgin!) hah

  4. Marija Post author

    Jacob, great video! Thanks for sharing. It’s strange when you watch it for the first time, amazing costumes and everything. And those sunglasses!

  5. jacob

    Its great isn’t it! i thought it was so great, paparazzi was good too. she is really quite amazing, “to be continued….” i wonder what else will happen!

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