Serena’s grass-bruising fine not unusual

The size of the fine Serena Williams incurred for hurting Wimbledon’s grass  – $10,000 – raised some eyebrows.

But Wimbledon takes its grass seriously – as it should. You can’t patch it overnight.


A Daily Mail photographer caught her in the act (the Tennis.Life pic above was taken a few minutes before). There was video. 

Serena knows. She even wrote an “apology note” – to no avail.

Williams got a similar fine during a win over Christina McHale in 2016 (hilariously, the “official highlights” forgot it).

Heather Watson and Fabio Fognini are among those similarly dinged  – but not before the tournament.

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ATP Rankings Report – Oct. 14, 2019