The first day of the US Open 2007 had Serena Williams and Jelena Jankovic struggle with their wardrobe.
During her 6-3, 7-5 win against German Angelique Kerber, Serena Williams was bothered so much by her outfit that in the second set she ripped off the bow on her Nike dress! The photos prove everything!
Jankovic’s left shoe broke! Still, she secured her place in the second round beating Slovakian Jarmila Gajdosova 6-2, 7-6. The Serb struggled on the opening day of the US Open and the last thing she needed was this shoe problem!
“I got tight at the end, but I managed to kind of recuperate and do my best as much as I can and finish the match. Because also I broke somehow my shoe. My shoe broke at the end of the first set. I kind of lost my concentration a bit because I was thinking, you know, what am I going to do if this shoe completely wears out? Can I play barefoot? What am I supposed to do (laughter)?
“It was a little bit — it was difficult. The trainer came out. I didn’t even know if she was allowed to come if the shoe breaks because that’s not a medical timeout.
“She helped me. She put some glue, which she stuck my sock to the sole, so I had some other problem there. I managed to get through everything and win the match.