Awkward Moments US Open star says her Nike outfit is so badly designed she can’t stop playing in it – as she begs the umpire to stop her match
- Tennis star Bianca Andreescu flared up on the court in her first round match
- The 2019 US Open champion walked off the court and begged to change his outfit
- andreescu recovers from ‘jerk’ to win in three sets on Grandstand court
- Later publicly apologized to Nike, hoping to ‘be with them for life’
Canadian tennis star Bianca Andreescu may have to find a new clothing sponsor after a strange slump at the US Open on Tuesday.
The 2019 champion took three sets to defeat France’s Harmony Tan at Flushing Meadows, but after her first-round match, the talk was all about her ‘poorly designed’ outfit.
The former World No. 4 player arrived on the grandstand court in a navy blue skirt, but with repeated gusts of wind blowing her outfit everywhere, she pleaded with the chair umpire to let her go and change her.
Andreescu, 22, can be heard complaining, ‘It’s not my fault, it’s Nike’s fault, this dress is too bad.
‘I need to go. It’s too bad.’
Canadian tennis star Bianca Andreescu may need a new clothing sponsor after a peculiar slump at the US Open that saw her step off the court and change her Nike apparel.
Andreescu returned to the field in shorts and a white top, and regained her composure to win a three-set victory against France’s Harmony Tan.
She returned wearing shorts and a white top, and driven home to book her spot in the second round, despite losing the second set.
Andreescu later explained that his patience was being severely tested.
‘It was bothering me on some forehands. I felt like it was coming up a bit. Obviously the wind didn’t help,’ she said.
He later apologized to Nike for ‘insulting’ his apparel.
‘I definitely could have used a different choice of words,’ she said.
‘That’s why I apologize to anyone I offended. I love Nike and I hope to be with them for the rest of my life.’
A sheepdog Andreescu later apologized to Nike for ‘insulting’ the famous brand
Elsewhere, many seeds were sent for packing on the first day of action in New York.
Two-time Grand Slam champion and seventh seed Simona Halep was beaten by unseeded Daria Snigur of Ukraine, while Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece was defeated by Daniil Ilahi Galan of Colombia in four sets.
In the All-Australian Duel, Nick Kyrgios overtook close teammate Thanasi Kokinakis in straight sets and described the matchup as a ‘nightmare’.
Kyrgios said on the court after his win, ‘I thought I played really well in the first two sets, got to the top early…’ It was a nightmare when we both saw the draw.
‘We never want to play each other again, and he (Kokinakis) probably beats the 80 percent draw tonight, he’s playing really well.
‘I can’t wait to get out there and play doubles with him on the right side of the net.’