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Italy's Fognini fined $27,500 at Wimbledon

Published on NewsOK Modified: June 25, 2014 at 4:53 pm •  Published: June 25, 2014
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LONDON (AP) — Fabio Fognini of Italy was fined a total of $27,500 by Wimbledon on Wednesday for outbursts during his first-round victory earlier in the week.

Fognini, who is seeded 16th at the Grand Slam tournament, was docked twice for unsportsmanlike conduct — one penalty carrying a $20,000 price tag, the other $5,000 — and lost another $2,500 for what was termed a visible obscenity.

The punishment was announced two days after Fognini's first-round match.

Fognini can appeal.

"They have rules here, different from other (tournaments), that need to be followed," Fognini said after beating Tim Puetz of Germany 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (6), 6-3 in the second round Wednesday.

He spoke at a news conference that was held before the fines were announced.

When the subject of Fognini's behavior Monday was first broached with him on Wednesday, he said he didn't want to talk about it.

"At the moment I don't care about that," Fognini said. "I'm focused on the tournament."

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