Serena Williams fined USD 10,000 for court damage

Vastavam web: Seven-time champion Serena Williams has been fined USD 10,000 for damaging one of the All England Club courts with her racquet, officials said Tuesday. The 37-year-old American was sanctioned for an incident which took place during a practice session before the tournament got underway. “The code given is for unsportsmanlike behaviour. The reason is court damage,” a spokeswoman told AFP. Williams is in action twice later Tuesday when she faces fellow American Alison Riske for a place in the semi-finals.