Surprisingly, the umpire Christian Rask handed her a code violation, which drew heavy criticism from observers.
"It was not based on a WTA rule, as the WTA has no rule against a change of attire on court", the ruling body said in a statement.
"We have clarified the policy to ensure this will not happen moving forward". It was so sweltering at the US that the heat rule was in effect, permitting players to take 10-minutes breaks to try to cool off and drink water after their second sets. However, luckily, she was assessed a warning only and there was no further penalty above a warning.
The United States Tennis Association implemented the 10-minute break for players for safety precaution.
Male players frequently change or remove their shirts between games and sometimes sit shirtless for extended periods of time in their chairs during changeovers.
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