CoCo Vandeweghe hit with $10,000 fine for obscene outburst at Australian Open
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CoCo Vandeweghe hit with $10,000 fine for obscene outburst at Australian Open

Coco Vandeweghe has earned the largest fine of the 2018 Australian Open so far — a $10,000 penalty for unsporting conduct for screaming an obscenity at her first-round opponent, Timea Babos.

tennis Updated: Jan 19, 2018 15:03 IST
Reuters, Melbourne
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CoCo Vandeweghe reacts during her Australian Open match against Timea Babos.(REUTERS)

CoCo Vandeweghe was fined $10,000 for shouting an obscenity at her opponent in her first round match at the Australian Open on Monday, organisers revealed on Friday.

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The fine, the highest levied at the tournament so far, was for unsportsmanlike conduct during the American 10th seed’s loss to Hungarian Timea Babos.

Vandeweghe, who had been suffering from flu, told reporters that Babos had been “getting in my face”, prompting her to shout at her and fling her racket to the ground.

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The 2017 Australian Open semi-finalist was docked a point for the outburst after already having been handed a code violation for refusing to play while she waited for a banana to be delivered to her on court.

First Published: Jan 19, 2018 15:03 IST