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

Last Year Today: Serena Williams stuns in 'incomparable' WSJ spread

The camera truly let Serena's personality and presence do the communicating.  

Born with no lower left arm, Alex Hunt earns first ATP ranking point

The 23-year-old played college tennis in the U.S., and is ranked No. 49 in New Zealand. 

Eight-time champ Federer tops Zverev to reach Halle quarterfinal

The 35-year-old Swiss next plays defending champion Florian Mayer.