Djokovic holds off Tiafoe; Venus hobbles out in Australia
Serbia's Novak Djokovic makes a forehand return to United States' Frances Tiafoe during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. 1, had never beaten anyone in the Top 5, and now he'd just won a tiebreaker against Novak Djokovic to level their second-round match at the Australian Open. But it wasn't quite enough to beat the eight-time Australian Open champion, who won the 3 1/2-hour afternoon match 6-3, 6-7 (3), 7-6 (2), 6-3. AdAnother U.S. Open champion, Naomi Osaka, needed only an hour to sweep Caroline Garcia 6-2, 6-3. 29 Ugo Humbert 5-7, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4 in a rollicking night cap full of turns and twists.
Serena Williams fined $10,000 for damaging Wimbledon court
(CNN) - Seven-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams has been handed a $10,000 fine for damaging one of the practice courts with her racquet. The American has previously been fined $10,000 at the All England Club for repeatedly smashing her racket on the court during a second-round victory over Christina McHale in 2016. Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas and Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus have also been fined $10,000 for incidents of unsportsmanlike conduct. The 37-year-old Williams is targeting a first Wimbledon title since 2016 and a record-equaling 24th grand slam victory. Williams and her mixed doubles partner Andy Murray are also in second-round action against Fabrice Martin and Raquel Atawo Tuesday.
Bernard Tomic fined $56,100 for lack of effort in Wimbledon defeat
(CNN) - Australia's Bernard Tomic has been fined his full Wimbledon prize money for not meeting the "required professional standard" during his lackluster 58-minute first-round defeat by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Tomic was docked the maximum 45,000 ($56,100) penalty for his limp performance in Tuesday's 6-2 6-1 6-4 loss to Tsonga, the shortest men's match at Wimbledon since 2004. Wimbledon officials penalized Tomic for his lack of effort and professionalism after failing to chase down balls and appearing indifferent to the result. Not happyIn his post-match press conference following the defeat, Tomic looked like he'd rather be anywhere but there. The 26-year-old gave terse answers to reporters' questions, and within three minutes, the press conference was finished.