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Maybe Don't Wear Jeans to the U.S. Open, Even If They Cost $600

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Is Serena celebrating a win, or shaking her fist in anger about the no-jeans rule?
Is Serena celebrating a win, or shaking her fist in anger about the no-jeans rule?
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Because tennis is a persnickety sport even for spectators, there's a war brewing between the U.S. Open and jeans. Yes, the pants.

Page Six reports that U.S. Tennis Association President Katrina Adams had a "nasty" run-in at the President's Suite at Arthur Ashe Stadium, in which a guest of Steve Osman—host of an annual U.S. Open charity benefit—brought a guest who happened to be wearing jeans:

"I noticed my friend was still in the hallway," Osman, of Metropolitan Pacific Properties, told us, adding the pal, former male model Luka Cardillo, was barred "because he was wearing jeans."

When Adams got involved, "I told her, ‘I'm wearing gray jeans. There are people here wearing dark jeans,' " Osman says. "She said, ‘No! He's wearing faded jeans.'"

Osman also stressed that not only was said guest wearing $600 jeans, but also a Prada blazer. The USTA responded to the paper's request for comment with a reminder of the rules: "We have a dress code... a no-jeans policy." Next time, maybe stick with the Nantucket red.

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