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Women's Tennis Star Apologizes After Blaming Sponsor For Wardrobe Malfunction

TORONTO, ON - AUGUST 11: Bianca Andreescu of Canada celebrates winning a point against Qinwen Zheng of China during the National Bank Open, part of the Hologic WTA Tour, at Sobeys Stadium on August 11, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

TORONTO, ON - AUGUST 11: Bianca Andreescu of Canada celebrates winning a point against Qinwen Zheng of China during the National Bank Open, part of the Hologic WTA Tour, at Sobeys Stadium on August 11, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

Earlier this week, tennis star Bianca Andreescu made headlines when she openly criticized one of her sponsors.

During a U.S. Open match against Harmony Tan, Andreescu made it known she wasn't happy with an outfit that was provided to her by Nike. The flowing skirt appeared to mess with a few of her shots, leading to her decision to change.

"Will this not count as one of my changeovers? I mean it’s not my fault, it’s Nike’s fault,” she told the umpire. "This dress is so, so bad... I need to go (change), this is really bad."

Andreescu changed outfits and eventually took down Tan 6-0, 3-6, 6-1. Following the match, she offered an apology to her sponsor.

"It was just bothering me on some forehands. I just felt like it was kind of coming up a bit. Obviously the wind didn’t help,” she told reporters.

“But I meant no disrespect with what I said to the umpire. I was trying to convince him to not take away that washroom break, because I know we only get two. He was very nice to say it was totally okay.

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

Andreescu will now face off against Beatriz Haddad Maia in the second round.