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SportBusiness Sponsorship presents extensive research into partnerships at the four tennis Grand Slams – Wimbledon, Roland-Garros, the US Open and the Australian Open.

The InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) acquired Official Sponsor rights to the US Open tennis championship in a five-year deal with the United States Tennis Association.

The French Tennis Federation (FFT) has struck two deals for the Roland-Garros grand slam tournament.

Under the five-year global deal, Oppo will become the first Official Smartphone Partner of The Championships, Wimbledon, as the event is officially known.

Global hotel chain Hilton has become a sponsor of this season’s WTA Finals as the finale to the women’s tennis tour heads to Shenzhen, China for the first time later this year.

Payments provider OFX has been signed up as the exclusive global foreign exchange partner of the International Tennis Federation

Japanese personal care company Shiseido has agreed a deal with the Women’s Tennis Association to become the title sponsor of the season-ending WTA Finals in Shenzhen, China.

The Halle Open, Germany’s leading tennis tournament on the men’s ATP Tour and a traditional warm-up event for the Wimbledon Championships, has secured health care provider Noventi as a new title sponsor jus…

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Swiss watchmaker Rolex has agreed a fee of around $10m (€8.5m) per year to serve as the US Open’s Official Timekeeper and Official Timepiece in a deal stemming from the early contract termination by rival brand Citizen.  

PROJECT DETAILS Sponsorship title: Jaguar XF Sportbrake Reveal: Official Car Partner of AELTC, The Championships, Wimbledon Duration of sponsorship: July 2015 – July 2017 E

PROJECT DETAILS Sponsorship title: Stella Artois, Official Beer of The Championships, Wimbledon Duration of Sponsorship: 2014 to 2018 Entered by: Octagon Worldwide Limited

Korean car group Kia Motors has extended its partnership with the Australian Open for a further five years, from 2019 to 2023.

Sports Sponsorship Insider has undertaken research into 57 properties and 417 different brands across elite tennis.

Global technology company IBM has extended its US Open sponsorship for five years, from 2017 to 2021, in a deal comprising cash, value in kind and minimum advertising commitments.

Swiss watchmaker Rolex has built a long-term marketing strategy around key sports and events in equestrianism, golf, motorsport, tennis and sailing.

Swiss watch manufacturer Rolex has taken over the title rights to the Paris Masters men’s tennis tournament from French bank BNP Paribas in a change of roles for two of the biggest sponsors in French tennis.

US consumer foods group General Mills launched its new Lawn Tennis Association-endorsed Nature Valley protein bar on the day that Andy Murray crashed out of the Aegon Championship at the Queen’s Club in London. But tennis is a long-term play for the group.

Information technology company IBM is looking for opportunities to build infrastructure with its sponsorship partners as a key element when selecting deals.

FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corporation, the world’s largest logistics company, has renewed as a Platinum Partner of the ATP World Tour for three years, from 2017 to 2019.

Financial services company BNP Paribas has extended its Main Partner sponsorship of tennis’s French Open until 2021 for an increase but at a value below the French Tennis Federation’s (FFT) asking price.

Tennis Australia, the country’s governing body for the sport and organiser of the Australian Open Grand Slam tournament, has increased its sponsorship revenue by 113 per cent over the past four years as it turns its eyes to Asia for future growth.

Full interactive data report on sponsorship across the grand slams and other major world tours.

Full interactive data report on sponsorship across the grand slams and other major world tours.

The ATP Tour, the men's professional tennis circuit, is actively marketing the title sponsorship rights for the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals after 2016.

Uncertainty over the future venue for the ATP World Tour Finals, the season-ending men’s tennis tournament currently hosted in London, opened the door to late-signing brands for this year’s tournament tha…

Cereal and protein bar brand Nature Valley has taken sponsorship positions in UK tennis to help launch a new product which fits the sport's demographic in the country.

Sun care company Nestlé Skin Health is the latest sponsor to join an ATP World Tour portfolio that has undergone serious upheaval in the past six months.