Wimbledon 2016: Serena Williams, Heather Watson and Victor Troicki handed largest fines in tournament history
The trio have been fined for outbursts during their respective games. While Nick Kyrgios has also been handed a fine for swearing.
Day 6 of the ongoing Wimbledon Championships saw Heather Watson, Victor Troicki and defending women’s champion Serena Williams receiving three of the largest fines in the history of the tournament.
Viktor Troicki has been fined $10,000 for his unsportsmanlike conduct on the court on Friday, as he went into a rage after losing his second round match against Ramos-Vinolas 6-3, 3-6, 3-6, 6-2, 3-6. He was charged for disrespecting and accusing the chair umpire of being ‘the worst’, and repeatedly shouting at the official after a late match over-rule.
Heather Watson will have to pay $12,000 as fine for losing her cool and showing her displeasure by jamming her racquet into the grass court after failing to capitalize on crucial match points and suffering a 12-10 third set loss in the first round against Annika Beck.
Defending women’s champion and one of the greatest female tennis players of all time, Serena Williams, who is known for her temper outbursts on the court, has been given a fine of $10,000 for smashing her racquet and throwing it behind her which ended up landing on a cameraman’s lap after losing the first set against compatriot Christina McHale. Williams eventually managed to win the match 6-7 (7-9), 6-2, 6-4 in a hard fought battle.
Nick Kyrgios was also fined $5,330 for using inappropriate language and swearing in his second round win 5-7 (7/3), 6-1, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 against Dustin Brown in a thrilling 5 setter. This was his second offence as he was fined in his first match as well for swearing, bringing the total to more than $8000 in fines.