Bianca Andreescu gives Nike a dressing down at US Open before issuing apology | CNN
The previous US Open Champion Bianca Andreescu apologized to her sponsor Nike for an on-court outburst following her wardrobe choice on Monday. First round The match, amid windy conditions, landed him in a spot of trouble.
Andresko was out on the grandstand court to play Harmony Ten, but winds in the open field kept blowing her skirt and affecting her shots, forcing the 22-year-old to consult a chair umpire and take extra bathroom breaks. Requested.
“Wouldn’t that count as my substitutions? I mean it’s not my fault, it’s Nike’s fault,” he told the umpire.
“This dress is so, so bad… I need to go (change), it’s really bad.”
Andreescu returned wearing a white Nike tank top and skirt and eventually defeated Tan 6-0 3-6 6-1.
“It was just bothering me on some forehead. I felt like it was coming up a little bit. Obviously, the wind didn’t help,” he told reporters.
“But I meant no disrespect by what I said to the umpire. I was trying to convince her not to take a bathroom break because I know we only get two. He was very nice to say that it was all right.
“I definitely could have used a different choice of words. So I apologize to whoever I offended. I love Nike and I hope to be with them for the rest of my life.” !
Andreescu will next face Beatriz Haddad Maia in the second round.