Lagardère Unlimited signs rising american tennis talent Shelby Rogers

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Paris, September 16, 2010

Lagardère Unlimited announced today they have signed a representation agreement with American tennis player, Shelby Rogers.

Rogers, currently ranked #304 in the WTA Singles Race, resides and trains in Charleston, South Carolina. The USTA National Girls 18s Champ recently played in her first Grand Slam as one of the youngest competitors in the US Open maid draw. Earlier this year, Rogers was a quarterfinalist at the $75k Vancouver and a finalist at the $50k Indian Harbour Beach events.

Shelby Rogers will be represented by Lagardère Unlimited Tennis Vice-President Sam Duvall and Client Manager Daniel Becker. “We are very excited to be working with Shelby and her team. With her warm personality and multifaceted tennis talent, we believe Shelby has a very bright future on the WTA Tour,” Duvall said.

Among its businesses, the talent management business unit of the Lagardère group, Lagardère Unlimited, representing some of the world’s best athletes in Sports and Entertainment, including Tennis, Football, Basketball, Rugby, Mixed Martial Arts, Fencing, Track and Field, Swimming, Motorsports, Cricket, Golf, Coaches, Living Legends and Entertainment.
Lagardère Unlimited also works in the areas of broadcast rights, corporate marketing initiatives, and sports properties for sales/sponsorship opportunities. The company operates worldwide with offices in NY, LA, Miami, Paris, Singapore. Currently, Lagardère Unlimited represents some of the best sporting clients around the globe; including Andy Roddick, Magic Johnson, John Wall, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Dwight Howard, Randy Moss, Sachin Tendulkar, Joakim Noah, Gael Monfils and Justine Henin.

Press contact :

Luthna Plocus - Head of Communication and External Relations - 01 40 69 16 66 - lplocus@lagardere-unlimited.fr

Lagardère is a pure media group (books, press, broadcast, digital, travel retail and press distribution, sport industry and entertainment), and is among the world leaders in the sector. Lagardère shares are listed on Euronext Paris (Compartment A).

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