Fognini fined $27,500 for unsportsmanlike conduct, "visible obscenity"

by: AP | June 25, 2014

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

AP Photo

LONDON (AP) -- Fabio Fognini of Italy was fined a total of $27,500 by Wimbledon for outbursts during his first-round victory.

Fognini, who is seeded 16th, was docked twice for unsportsmanlike conduct - one carrying a $20,000 price tag, the other $5,000 - and lost another $2,500 for what was termed a visible obscenity.

The penalties were announced Wednesday. Fognini can appeal.

Fognini directed his anger at the chair umpire while coming back to beat Alex Kuznetsov of the United States 2-6, 1-6, 6-4, 6-1, 9-7 Monday.

Fognini won again on Wednesday.

The fines will come out of his prize money. He is already assured of earning at least 71,000 pounds - which is about $120,000 - for getting to the third round.

For complete Wimbledon coverage, including updated draws and reports from Steve Tignor, head to our tournament page.

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

More Stories

Del Potro recovers from slow start, again, to reach Indian Wells semis

The world No. 8 defeated Philipp Kohlschreiber, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4,

It wasn't pretty, but Raonic edges Querrey for Indian Wells final four

The Canadian defeated the American in a see-saw contest, 7-5, 2-6, 6-3.

Marion Bartoli not among Miami wild cards, puts off comeback

The former Grand Slam champion decided that she needs more time to train.