Unhappy with his play in the Australian Open, Marcos Baghdatis takes his frustration out on the real cause of his poor play: his four tennis rackets. Baghdatis lost his match to Stanislas Wawrinka.
You can still be a professional athlete and not be on love with the fans. Then again, spitting on them, even if it’s meant to be a gesture of love, is likely not going to make you more popular, especially in the dignified world of Wimbledon tennis.
A tennis player who spat at spectators at Wimbledon has escaped a lifetime ban from the All England Club. Romanian Victor Hanescu was instead fined a total of 15,000 US dollars (£10,000) by All England Club chiefs for unsportsmanlike conduct and ‘not using best efforts’ after walking out on his third round clash on Court 18.
Video footage showed the Romanian reacting angrily to comments and jeers from the crowd before quitting his match against German Daniel Brands. He was fined tonight after a review of the incident by championships’ referee Andrew Jarrett and Grand Slam supervisors. Wimbledon officials had said the charges against him could have carried a ban.
But Mr Jarrett said: ‘Victor Hanescu has been fined 7,500 US dollars (£5,000) for unsportsmanlike conduct and a further 7,500 US dollars (£5,000) for not using best efforts at the conclusion of the match. No further comment will be made by the Referee or the chair umpire.’
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[picappgallerysingle id="7753698"]Nothing will get the attention of league officials like a claim that many of your star players have the morals of a tree slug. That could mean one of three things: 1) the player in question (in this case Laura Robson, a 16-year-old rising star in women’s tennis) was misquoted; 2) the player quoted was just kidding around or used a word in the wrong context; 3) Many of her counterparts have the morals of tree slugs and, in fact, are “sluts.”
Let’s hope the WTA does a thorough investigation because, quite frankly, the world wants to know more about tennis sluts.
Women’s tennis authorities have requested a transcript of the interview given by Laura Robson to Vogue magazine in which she was reported to have described some fellow players as ‘sluts’. The WTA Tour issued a statement yesterday which suggested they will investigate what the former Wimbledon junior champion said during a fashion shoot.
‘We are aware of Laura Robson’s reported comments to Vogue UK along with her statement that the comments were taken out of context,’ said WTA Tour spokesman Andrew Walker. ‘We understand that an actual transcript of her remarks exists and we will review it carefully as soon as we receive it.’ Among other comments, Robson is quoted as saying that some other players ‘go with every guy and make such a bad name for themselves’.
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