15 Men and 1 Woman Have Been Fined at the Australian Open So Far...



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15 Men and 1 Woman Have Been Fined at the Australian Open So Far...

15 men and 1 woman have been hit with fines so far at the Australian Open, including World No. 5 Dominic Thiem, France's Benoit Paire, Italian Fabio Fognini, and Australia's Nick Kyrgios, according to The Age, for offences including swearing, racquet abuse and unsportsmanlike conduct.

The only woman player to receive a fine is France's Alize Cornet - who got a $3700 fine (US$2500) for swearing during her second-round loss to 19th seed Donna Vekic. Her countryman Benoit Paire has received the biggest fine so far in the tournament, with a $11,100 (US$7500) fine for unsportsmanlike conduct in his first-round doubles match.

The details of the incident during his doubles match are yet to be released by officials. Temperamental Italian Fabio Fognini has received two fines in the tournament so far, including $3700 for racquet abuse during first round win over Reilly Opelka, who was also fined for his behaviour during the same match.

Vasek Pospisil has also been fined for two incidents during the same match; cited for incidents of racquet abuse and also abuse of a tennis ball. World No. 5 Thiem, who is through to the quarter-finals, has received a fine of $4500 fine for receiving coaching during a match, during his win over Australia's Alex Bolt.

All fines handed to players in the Australian Open go towards the grand slam development fund, aimed at increasing tennis opportunities in developing regions of the world. Kyrgios was fined $3,000 for his behaviour during his fourth round loss against Australia's Nick Kyrgios.