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How 'sex sells' theory turns Wimbledon loser into winner

Last updated on: July 08, 2014 11:55 IST

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Eugenie Bouchard was beaten by Petra Kvitova in the Wimbledon final but she will be walking away with more sponsorship stake because ‘sex sells’.

Kvitova secured her second Wimbledon crown and more than $ 3 million in prize money winning 6-3, 6-0 against her Canadian opponent in 55 minutes, News.com.au reported.

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Image: Eugenie Bouchard
Photographs: Courtesy: Eugenie Bouchard/Facebook

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Cheryl Cooky, Associate Professor at Purdue University's Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies program said that the conventional wisdom is that sex sells since there is a pressure placed on the female athlete to portray a ‘prototypically feminine image that appeals to marketers’.

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Image: Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic
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Forbes writer Miguel Morales said that the Mega-agency IMG will do anything to snap Bouchard up, after sensing her rising stock.


Image: Eugenie Bouchard of Canada
Photographs: Pool/Getty Images

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