Fabio Fognini fined $24,000 for actions during US Open loss

by: AP | September 01, 2017

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NEW YORK (AP) — Fabio Fognini has been fined $24,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct during his first-round loss at the U.S. Open.

The Italian was cited Friday by the tournament for three conduct violations, including one incident in which he insulted a female chair umpire. His fines were for $15,000, $5,000 and $4,000.

Fognini, the No. 22-seed, lost to fellow Italian Stefano Travaglia 6-4, 7-6 (8), 3-6, 6-0 on Wednesday.

Fognini, known as a volatile player, was fined $27,500 by Wimbledon in 2014 for his outbursts during a first-round victory.

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This story has been corrected to show that Fognini was fined by the U.S. Open, not the International Tennis Federation.

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