Tennis - Wozniacki survives bad hair day at US Open

Tennis - Wozniacki survives bad hair day at US Open
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark serves against Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus during their women's second round match on Day Three of the 2014 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 27, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Elsa/Getty Images/AFP (AFP Photo/ELSA)

- Caroline Wozniacki overcame an unusual setback at the US Open in New York on Wednesday when her flowing blonde ponytail became entangled in her tennis racquet.

The incident happened as the former world number one chased down a shot from Belarusian opponent Aliaksandra Sasnovich during her 6-3, 6-4 victory on the Grandstand court.

As the Dane went into her backswing, her braided hair caught in the strings.

"It used to happen when I didn't braid my hair. That's why I started braiding it.

"Once it gets to a certain length sometimes it can get stuck in the arm or the racquet. It's a first, you know, when it's braided that it's been stuck," said the 2009 finalist.

"I still tried to hit the ball. Almost took my head off."