Lagardère Unlimited announced today that they have signed #8 ITF World Junior Player Silvia Njiric of Croatia to their growing client roster of top ATP, WTA and ITF players.
Njiric, who is just 17-years-old, was a girl’s singles quarterfinalist at the 2010 Australian Open Junior Championships and also in 2009 at the Junior Wimbledon Championships and Roland Garros Junior Championships. Njiric will be represented by Lagardère Unlimited President, Ken Meyerson, and Client Manager, Kevin Obletz out of the Miami, Florida, office.
“We have been tracking Silvia’s progress for six months now. Her grace, her elegance along with her unquestionable talent will champion Silvia into the world’s elite; it’s not a question of if, it’s a question of when,” said Ken Meyerson, President of Lagardère Unlimited. “We are delighted after a competitive recruiting process, to have her select Lagardère Unlimited as her management team. Silvia comes from a family of athletes; her mom was a professional handball player and her father has been in charge of the marketing rights for the Croatian handball federation for now 20 years.”
In 2009, Njiric was also the girl’s singles champion at the Grade A ITF Copa Gerdau event, and a finalist in the girl’s doubles Junior Wimbledon Championships with partner Kristina Mladenovic (also a client of Lagardère Unlimited). Currently, Njiric has endorsement deals with top apparel and equipment manufacturers Nike and Yonex.
Lagardère Unlimited is the talent management business unit of the Lagardère Group. With its headquarters in Paris, the company operates around the world. Currently, Lagardère Unlimited represents some of the best players including Andy Roddick, Fernando Gonzalez, Richard Gasquet, Gael Monfils and Justine Henin.
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