- 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."