Andreescu was on the grandstand pitch to perform Harmony Tan, but the winds from the open arena kept billowing her skirt and affecting her shots, forcing the 22-year-old to approach the chair umpire and asking for an extra break in the bathroom to change.

“Won’t that count as one of my changes? I mean it’s not my fault, it’s Nike’s fault,” she told the referee.

“This dress is so, so bad…I have to go (change), it’s really bad.”

Andreescu came back wearing a white Nike tank top and skirt to eventually beat Tan 6-0 3-6 6-1.

“It just bothered me on some forehands. I just felt like it was going up a bit. Obviously the wind didn’t help,” she told reporters.

“But I didn’t want to disrespect what I said to the referee. I was trying to convince him not to take that toilet break away because I know we only have two. He was very nice to say that everything was fine.

“I definitely could have used another choice of wording. So I apologize to anyone I’ve disrespected. I love Nike and hope I can be with them for the rest of my life. life !”

Andreescu will next face Beatriz Haddad Maia in the second round.

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