Bianca Andreescu gives Nike a dressing down at US Open before issuing apology A day after saying her daughter, a top-ranked 18-year-old, had ‘zero talent’, Nike has issued an apology to Andreescu after a report about a spat at the ‘US Open’ said the tennis pro ‘felt belittled’ by the company over the teen’s performance. Andreescu, 28, said yesterday that she had ‘zero talent’ but had come a long way in the year she was a member of the women’s tour, having battled with body image issues for years after being diagnosed with a hernia. But she also came out of retirement from tennis to give Nike a dressing-down after what the company said were ‘inappropriate comments’ were made about her daughter. Advertisement
Andreescu’s comments sparked what appears to be an internal investigation by Nike into her conduct – a move that has been described as ‘totally unacceptable’.
Sources told The Sunday Times that Nike is’very unhappy with Bianca’.
The teenager’s father, Gordan, told Mirror Online: ‘I’m just thrilled Bianca has opened up about her true feelings. She felt she was the victim of some bullying and was made to feel like she was not good enough.’
Andreescu said her daughter had been ‘bullied’ by her father and the two clashed at the US Open last week when she refused to let him buy her a gift.
The teenager’s father spoke out about his daughter’s decision to come public with her story.
The teenager’s father said: ‘I’m devastated by her decision. I’m just thrilled Bianca has opened up about her true feelings. She felt she was the victim of some bullying and was made to feel like she was not good enough.’
Andreescu and Gordan were involved in an argument at the US Open last week because Andreescu felt her father was trying to put pressure on to buy her a gift, according to the Sunday Times.
The teen took offence to a comment her mother had