NEW YORK — Former U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu apologized to her sponsor Nike after blaming the model for an on-court wardrobe malfunction throughout Monday’s first-round match.
Andreescu was out on the Grandstand courtroom to play Concord Tan however the winds on the open area stored blowing her skirt up and affecting her photographs, forcing the 22-year-old to method the chair umpire and request an extra rest room break to vary.
“Will this not rely as one among my changeovers? I imply it’s not my fault, it’s Nike’s fault,” she instructed the umpire.
“This gown is so, so dangerous… I must go (change), that is actually dangerous.”
Andreescu returned carrying a white Nike tank high and skirt to finally beat Tan 6-0 3-6 6-1.
“It was simply bothering me on some forehands. I simply felt prefer it was form of developing a bit. Clearly the wind didn’t assist,” she instructed reporters.
“However I meant no disrespect with what I mentioned to the umpire. I used to be attempting to persuade him to not take away that washroom break, as a result of I do know we solely get two. He was very good to say it was completely okay.
“I might have positively used a distinct alternative of wording. So I apologize to anybody I disrespected. I really like Nike and I hope I might be with them for the remainder of my life!”
Andreescu will subsequent play Beatriz Haddad Maia within the second spherical.
Chantal Da Silva contributed.