Monday, 01 June, 2020

US Open 2019: Mike Bryan fined $10,000 for racquet shooting gesture

Serena Williams US Open 2019: Mike Bryan fined $10,000 for racquet shooting gesture
Cary Erickson | 02 September, 2019, 22:22

Wang got to the ball in time, but mistimed her forehand return to send it well wide. I'm just trying to take one match at a time and stay relaxed.

He was initially given a code violation for unsportsmanlike conduct by chair umpire Mariana Alves for the gesture but was later fined for the action.

Trailing by a set but leading 6-5, the Bryans challenged a lob that had been called in.

After the ruling was corrected, Bryan mimicked a rifle with his racket and aimed it at the line judge in question.

The US Open subsequently assessed Mike Bryan the fine, which is the largest given to a male player at this year's grand slam, with the 41-year-old conceding his gesture could be deemed particularly inappropriate given the recent spate of shootings in the United States.

The Bryans' match Saturday night was played hours after a man in Texas shot seven people to death and injured 22 others.

That was followed by a run to the last 16 at Wimbledon as the new world number one, becoming the first Australian woman to hold the top ranking since Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 1976.

Rough day at the office for Ash Barty. "But it has been a year where we've hit our goals", Barty said.

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Wang was unsure if she would watch the Williams-Martic match, leaving that duty to her coach, Thomas Drouet.

The pain in his arm was evidently too strong; Novak Djokovic withdrawn in the third set of the match against Stan Wawrinka at the 2019 US Open fourth round.

"Obviously I would have loved to have kept going here in singles, but we've got an opportunity to do that in doubles", Barty said.

The 23-time Slam victor has lost just one set en route to her 16th US Open final. "The Arthur Ashe stadium wasn't even here".

Elina Svitolina, the fifth seed from Ukraine, dashed home hopes when she beat American 10th seed and former finalist Madison Keys 7-5 6-4.

It was the first career win over a top 3 player for Wang, who entered the US Open ranked No. 18 in the world. The No. 3 seed cruised through his second straight easy victory at the U.S. Open, beating David Goffin 6-2, 6-2, 6-0 to move into the his 13th quarterfinal at Flushing Meadows.

Barty struggled in the opening game of the second set, dropping serve to fall behind again.