Serena Williams Fined $10,000 For Damaging Wimbledon Court

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Serena Williams has been fined $10,000 by the All England Club for reportedly damaging a court during practice before the Wimbledon tournament began.

According to The Associated Press, the 23-time Grand Slam champion threw her racket and caused damage to the court while practicing on Sunday. The $10,000 fine is small given she’s earned around $367,000 in guaranteed winnings for making it this far in the tournament. However, she wasn’t the only player to receive a fine. Fabio Forgnini was ordered to pay a $3,000 fine for saying he wished a bomb would hit Wimbledon after his loss. Nick Kyrgios was also hit with violations totaling the sum of $8,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Williams is set to face fellow American Alison Riske in the quarterfinals. The tennis star has yet to make her situation public, but her fans have taken to social media to protest the penalty, considering how much Forgnini was charged for his actions.