American Venus Williams wasn’t Japan’s Kimiko Date-Krumm’s only opponent on the opening day of the U.S. Open.
During the second set of Monday’s matchup, the 43-year-old player had to stop her service game twice because a bee began to buzz around her.
You read that correctly.
Date-Krumm, afraid of being stung, tried to run away from the bee before finally help from three ball people who helped her fend it off.
Click on the video above to watch Date-Krumm avoid the insect.
But things got worse for Date-Krumm as she eventually fell 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 to Williams.