London: Serena Williams has been fined $10,000 by the All England Club for damaging a court during the ongoing Wimbledon.
The incident occurred during a practice session before the start of this year’s tournament, reports Xinhua news agency.
The seven-time Wimbledon champion, playing just her sixth tournament of 2019, defeated Carla Suarez Navarro on Monday to reach the quarter-finals.
Meanwhile, Italy’s Fabio Fognini was fined $3,000 for saying during his third-round loss that he wished a bomb would hit Wimbledon.
Australian Nick Kyrgios was imposed two fines, one for $3,000 from the first round and another for $5,000 from the second round, both for unsportsmanlike conduct.
He lost to Rafael Nadal in four sets in the second round.