Stefanos Tsitsipas, Corentin Moutet and Radu Albot Receive 1st Round Fine at Wimbledon Championships 2021

Published 07/01/2021, 8:37 AM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 28, 2021 Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas reacts during his first round match against Frances Tiafoe of the U.S. REUTERS/Toby Melville


Wimbledon Championships 2021 has announced the fines issued so far in the tournament. Notably, Greek professional Stefanos Tsitsipas, Frenchman Corentin Moutet, and Moldovan Radu Albot have made it to the list. Also, cases of 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams and French professional Benoit are still under review.

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Firstly, the French Open finalist Tsitsipas saw the first upset of the Championships this year. Lacking match practice on grass, the Greek lost to American Frances Tiafoe in straight sets.

More strikingly, Tsitsipas looked for help towards his father, also his coach, and violated the coaching rule. It is now clear that he received a $3000 fine for abolishing the rule.

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Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 28, 2021 Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas reacts during his first round match against Frances Tiafoe of the U.S. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Furthermore, French professional Moutet received a $2500 fine for unsportsmanlike conduct. And lastly, Moldovan Albot got $2500 for racquet abuse.

Additionally, the tennis community got its hearts broken when Serena Williams injured her right leg and retired from her opening round match. Following that, she skipped the media duties, which is a mandatory task for all players. Her case is still undergoing review.

Unsurprisingly, the French professional Benoit Paire found himself in the midst of trouble again. This time, he has been accussed of tanking his match against Argentine Diego Schwartzman. However, there are no fines issued against him as of now.

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Strict fines at Wimbledon Championships

The oldest tournament has always been pertinent about traditions and has severely punished violations. More so, even record eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer faced trouble for adding orange soles to strict white policy.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 26, 2021 Switzerland’s Roger Federer during a press conference Pool via REUTERS/Florian Eisele

However, the aforementioned fines apply to every player in each of the tournaments they play. The only different thing is the event authorities can decide how much to punish a particular violation.

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Also, fines issued so far include only the first-round matches of the Championships. Thus, there are still many more matches and tense moments to look forward to at the All England Club in London. And with pressure and tense moments to come, you can expect the organizers to dole out a few more of these fines.

Who do you think is likely to receive a fine at the Wimbledon Championships 2021?

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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