The first indication that it isn’t always rain that creates havoc with tennis tournaments came when 18-year-old Beatrice Capra had to chase down her lime green visor, which had been blown off her head in Arthur Ashe Stadium.
With gusts hitting 22 mph at the U.S. Open on Saturday, a ball might occasionally do a little shimmy, a little shake in the air, as if it were auditioning for “Dancing With the Stars.”
A flying visor was the least of Capra’s problems. Maria Sharapova, the 2006 U.S. Open champion who is seeded No. 14 this year, beat Capra, 6-0, 6-0.