Citizen Watch Company has signed Victoria Azarenka, the #1 player on the WTA Tour, as the newest international Brand Ambassador for the Citizen Eco-Drive Unstoppable media campaign. Citizen makes this announcement on the occasion of Citizen's 20th Anniversary as the Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of the US Open Tennis Championships, held in Flushing Meadows, New York.
Ms. Azarenka enters this year's US Open as the top seed, fresh from winning two Olympic medals for her native Belarus and also with an Australian Open women's singles championship to her name. She joins an inspiring group of Citizen Eco-Drive Brand Ambassadors including Eli Manning, New York Giants quarterback and two-time Super Bowl champion; Kim Clijsters, 4-Time Grand Slam tennis champion; Matt Kenseth, two-time Daytona 500 champion; and Paula Creamer, U.S. Women's Open golf champion; along with Toronto Maple Leaf's captain Dion Phaneuf in Canada, and cricket star Kevin Pietersen in the U.K.
Ms. Azarenka, commonly referred to as Vika, was identified as a perfect fit for the Citizen Eco-Drive Unstoppable campaign for her determination, acumen and style as well as her on-court accomplishments. Jeffrey Cohen, president of Citizen Watch Company of America, Inc., states, "Vika stands out as a leader of this new generation of athletes. Not only is she a proven champion in her sport, but she is also an upcoming fashion icon as well as a powerful and savvy businessperson. As we look to the future, it is Vika's unstoppable drive that makes her the perfect Citizen Eco-Drive brand ambassador for our young consumers who relate both to her drive and her full range of talents."
Ms. Azarenka adds, "I am delighted to join the team of international Citizen Eco-Drive Brand Ambassadors. I admire Citizen's commitment to the international sport of tennis as a sponsor of this hard-court Grand Slam event for two decades. I also admire Citizen's watches! Citizen's wide range of watch designs means that I can always find something to fit the moment whether sporty or dressy; and their commitment to the environment with their Eco-Drive light-powered technology makes me feel good when I wear them."
Citizen has signed a multi-year agreement with Ms. Azarenka that covers territories including North and South America, the United Kingdom, Oceania and Asia. Print media will break in late fall along with television, digital and in-store platforms.
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