Intentional or not? Lulu Sun has 'Astonish' sponsorship front and centre after Emma Raducanu Judy Murray dig

Monday, 08 July 2024 at 08:31
Lulu Sun has been dominating Emma Raducanu at times during their crunch clash at Wimbledon and also had a perhaps intentional sponsorship addition which caught the eye of viewers.
The Kiwi-Swiss player had several sponsor badges on her match kit but Astonish was front and centre ironically after Judy Murray's dig at the 21-year-old for withdrawing from the mixed doubles.
Raducanu pulled out of the mixed doubles with Andy Murray on Saturday with Judy Murray calling it astonishing. This got a lot of backlash and she put her account on private. But she went public again and said it was merely sarcasm.
"Not sure anyone understands sarcasm these days. Pretty sure the scheduling (4th match court 1 with a singles following day) will have played a major part in any decision making," she wrote. But it will certainly be a saga that all will want to forget throwing unnecessary chaos amid a simple withdrawal.
Raducanu and Murray formed on paper an exciting British Grand Slam pairing with it being the Scot's final campaign. But it was over before it even started as the 21-year-old former US Open champion withdrew hours before they were scheduled to play on Court 1 announcing she had woken up with stiffness in her wrist.
Understandably to some, she wanted to put her clash with Lulu Sun first but one remark was ironically put forward and centre when Sun took to the court. A bold blue logo for cleaning company Astonish appeared in an unfortunate coincidence.
Both for Murray who will look to put this behind her after courting so much attention she appeared on front pages of newspapers as well as Raducanu who is currently as of time of writing not playing to her best against the Kiwi who has a golden chance to face Donna Vekic in a Grand Slam quarter-final. Quite astonishing really.

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