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04:16  10 july  2019
04:16  10 july  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Serena Williams is fined ,000 (£7,988) for damaging one of the Wimbledon courts with her racquet during a pre-tournament practice session.

Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams baffled by big fine© Getty Images Serena Williams in action at Wimbledon

Serena Williams is not sure why she was fined for throwing a racquet during a practice session ahead of Wimbledon.

Reports emerged on Monday claiming Williams had been fined $10,000 ($AU14,440) by Wimbledon organisers for damaging one of the practice courts with her racket on June 30, the day before the start of the tournament.

Williams slammed her racquet onto the court in the US Open final defeat to Naomi Osaka in September 2018, with the seven-time Wimbledon champion labelling umpire Carlos Ramos a "liar" and "thief" for handing her three code violations.

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Serena Williams cops big fine over controversial act at Wimbledon . Fognini has been handed a fine of $US3000 ($A4300) after saying Wimbledon should be bombed. The volatile Italian ace made the outburst in his native tongue during his third-round loss to Tennys Sandgren on Saturday.

Serena Williams was fined £7,988 by the All England Club for damaging one of Wimbledon 's courts with her racket prior to the start of the. 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

The fine did not seem to impact Williams in her Wimbledon quarter-final against Alison Riske, though, as she progressed to the last four on Tuesday with a 6-4 4-6 6-3 win over her compatriot on centre court.

And when asked about the incident in a post-match news conference, Williams explained she is confused as to why she was handed such a high fine, joking she actually has super-human strength like a character in the Avengers film series.

"I just threw my racket. I got fined," Williams said.

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Serena Williams is fined ,000 (£7,988) for damaging one of the Wimbledon courts with her racquet during a pre-tournament practice session.

The tennis world has erupted after Wimbledon announced fines for Serena Williams and Fabio Fognini Serena was handed an £8,000 fine on Monday for damaging one of the match courts with her Not unusual for # Wimbledon to dish out big fines like that for injuring its treasured lawns, but

"I mean, I guess if you could tell me [what the damage was], I would appreciate it. I mean, I have always been an Avenger in my heart. Maybe I'm super strong, I don't know."

Williams will face Barbora Strycova in the last four after the Czech ended Johanna Konta's hopes with a 7-6 (7-5) 6-1 triumph on Centre Court.

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Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams baffled by big fine
Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams baffled by big fine
Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams baffled by big fine
Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams baffled by big fine
Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams baffled by big fine
Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams baffled by big fine
Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams baffled by big fine
Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams baffled by big fine
Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams baffled by big fine
Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams baffled by big fine
Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams baffled by big fine
Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams baffled by big fine
Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams baffled by big fine
Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams baffled by big fine
Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams baffled by big fine
Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams baffled by big fine
Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams baffled by big fine
Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams baffled by big fine
Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams baffled by big fine
Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams baffled by big fine
Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams baffled by big fine
Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams baffled by big fine
Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams baffled by big fine
Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams baffled by big fine
Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams baffled by big fine
Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams baffled by big fine
Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams baffled by big fine
Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams baffled by big fine
Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams baffled by big fine
Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams baffled by big fine
Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams baffled by big fine
Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams baffled by big fine
Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams baffled by big fine
Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams baffled by big fine
Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams baffled by big fine
Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams baffled by big fine
Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams baffled by big fine
Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams baffled by big fine
Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams baffled by big fine
Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams baffled by big fine
Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams baffled by big fine
Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams baffled by big fine
Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams baffled by big fine
Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams baffled by big fine
Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams baffled by big fine
Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams baffled by big fine
Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams baffled by big fine
Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams baffled by big fine
Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams baffled by big fine
Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams baffled by big fine
Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams baffled by big fine
Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams baffled by big fine

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