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Caroline Wozniacki gets racket stuck in her ponytail during US Open match

‘I still tried to hit the ball. Almost took my head off,’ said the Danish tennis star.

CAROLINE WOZNIACKI HAD a bad hair day at the US Open yesterday when her flowing blonde ponytail became trapped in the frame of her tennis racket.

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 became tangled in the racket.

“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 that good in my racquet,” said the 2009 finalist.

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


- © AFP, 2014

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