One of the finest female players in tennis, Serena Williams has been fined by the All England Club for worth $10,000 after she allegedly damaged the court during the practice session. This incident happened before the beginning of her tournament opener against Giulia Gatto-Monticone of Italy.
The 37-year-old legendary player began the journey for her eighth Wimbledon title with a 6-2, 7-5 win at Centre Court. She maintained the winning-momentum in her second round also where she defeated Slovenia’s star Kaja Juvan with a comfortable 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 win. In her third-round of the season against Julia Görges of Germany, Serena Williams fought hard to clinch the victory and finally thrashed the 17th ranked by 6-3, 6-4. As a result, Williams made her way towards the ‘Round of 16’ where she met Spanish professional Carla Suárez Navarro. In that match, Williams seemed to be consistent throughout the game and she eased past the World No. 31 with the great margin of 6-2, 6-2 at All England Lawn Tennis Club. Now, she is all set to take on American player Alison Riske n the quarter-final battle. Notably, this Championship is her sixth biggest tennis tournament of the year where she is eying to clinch one more Wimbledon title on her name.
Apart from American star Williams, Fabio Fognini of Italy and Nick Kyrgios of Australia have also been fined by the official authorities for their inappropriate conduct. Fognini has been fined $3,000 for his unacceptable statement as he said, “I wish a bomb would hit Wimbledon” after his third-round defeat by Tennys Sandgren. While Kyrgios has been punished with two fines for worth $3,000 and $5,000.
Romanian superstar Simona Halep, 68th ranked Karolína Muchová of Czechia, 55th-ranked Alison Riske of America, 50th-ranked Zhang Shuai of China and Australian legend Johanna Konta also joined the seven-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams in quarter-final battle of the ongoing tournament.
The fourth round of ongoing tournament was a mixed bag for superstar tennis players as on one side young American teen Cori Gauff lost her winning hopes against World No. 7 Simona Halep, on the other side, World No. 8 Elina Svitolina progressed to the quarters for her exciting battle against Karolina Muchova of Czechia.