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Firm of Agassi’s ex-manager signs Bouchard

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 06 / 27 / 16

Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard has new representation (again), this time going with the agency PRP, the firm of Andre Agassi’s former manager, Perry Rogers. One of Canada’s top female athletes and billed at one point as the next big marketing star in women’s tennis, Bouch...

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