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Serena fined £8,000

SERENA Williams was fined £7,988 ($10,000) 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.

Fabio Fognini was also fined £2,396 ($3,000) 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 £6,347 ($8,000) in total from separate unsportsmanlike incidents in his first and second rounds.

The fiery Australian lost to Rafa Nadal in the second round. – Reuters

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