Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams fined for damaging court at All England Club

Williams has yet to comment on the incident

Rory Carroll
Tuesday 09 July 2019 08:13
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Serena Williams has been fined $10,000 (£7,988) by the All England Club for damaging one of Wimbledon's courts with her racket prior to the start of the tournament.

Williams, who faces fellow American Alison Riske in the quarter-finals on Tuesday as she looks to win her 24th Grand Slam title, has yet to comment on the fine.

The incident occurred during a practice session in the build up to the competition.

Fabio Fognini was also fined $3,000 (£2,396) for unsportsmanlike conduct after a rant during his third round defeat to Tennys Sandgren.

The Italian had said he hoped a "bomb" would explode at the All England Club.

Nick Kyrgios was fined $8,000 (£6,406) in total from separate unsportsmanlike incidents in his first and second rounds.

The fiery Australian lost to Rafael Nadal in the second round.

Reuters

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