Serena Williams is known for her trendsetting fashion.
The 31-year-old superstar has worn her fair share of unique outfits, and she's even got several designer collections.
Normally her wardrobe does not affect her play on the court, but that all changed during a match this week at the French Open.
Before her quarterfinal match against Svetlana Kuznetsova, Williams had to call over a trainer to inspect her right pinky. As it turns out, she was experiencing some irritation due to a large diamond ring she was wearing. The trainer applied ointment and tape, and Serena removed the ring ... only to put it on her ring finger (see below for an enlarged photo).
Jon Wertheim of Sports Illustrated and the Tennis Channel called Williams' injury a "bling blister."
If Williams was feeling any affects from the injury, she didn't show it. The No. 1 seed gritted out a tough, three-set victory over Kuznetsova to advance to the semifinals.
In a strange coincidence, William's "bling blister" is the second bizarre injury suffered by the No. 1 player in women's tennis this year. In January, when Victoria Azarenka was at the top of the polls, she pulled out of the Brisbane International semifinals because of pain following a pedicure gone wrong.
While William's predicament is indeed pretty strange, it pales in comparison to injuries suffered by a few baseball players this year. At least Williams didn't have to sit out a match because of soreness caused by a new tattoo, which is what happened to Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus in spring training.
In the grand scheme of things, Williams' injury may be embarrassing, but she did end up winning her match and not missing any time on the court. As we've seen with other star athletes, that's not always the case.
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