Krajinovic, Khachanov reach 2nd round of Open 13
MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Eighth-seeded Serb Filip Krajinovic and ninth-seeded Russian Karen Khachanov advanced to the second round of the Open 13 on Tuesday.
Krajinovic rallied to beat Joao Sousa of Portugal 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 — with both players hitting six aces and dropping serve three times— while Khachanov had 15 aces in a 6-3, 7-6 (2) win against Ruben Bemelmans of Belgium.
Fognini found guilty of major offenses by Grand Slam board
LONDON (AP) — Italian tennis player Fabio Fognini was handed a suspended ban of two Grand Slam tournaments on Wednesday for insulting a chair umpire at the U.S. Open.
The Grand Slam board said Fognini will be suspended from participating in two major tournaments — one of which will be the U.S. Open — if he commits another major offense before the end of 2019.
The board determined Fognini committed "major offenses of aggravated behavior and conduct contrary to the integrity of the game."
Fognini apologizes for insulting chair umpire at US Open
ROME (AP) — Fabio Fognini has apologized for insulting a chair umpire at the U.S. Open and said he is prepared to discuss his mistake with schoolchildren as a lesson.
Fognini was kicked out of the New York tournament on Saturday and could be banned from all Grand Slam events.
"I apologize to everyone, not only the chair umpire, to whom I already apologized in New York, but to everyone who felt offended — women above all," Fognini told Italy's Sky TV in a report that was broadcast Tuesday.
Fognini kicked out of US Open doubles for actions in singles
NEW YORK (AP) — Fabio Fognini was kicked out of the U.S. Open doubles tournament Saturday and faces a possible permanent ban from all Grand Slam events after vulgarly insulting the chair umpire during his first-round loss in singles.
If the Grand Slam Board determines Fognini committed a "major offense," the Italian also could be fined up to $250,000 for violating the code of conduct.
Fognini fined $24,000 for actions during US Open loss
NEW YORK (AP) — Fabio Fognini has been fined $24,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct during his first-round loss at the U.S. Open.
The Italian was cited Friday by the tournament for three conduct violations, including one incident in which he insulted a female chair umpire. His fines were for $15,000, $5,000 and $4,000.
Fognini, the No. 22-seed, lost to fellow Italian Stefano Travaglia 6-4, 7-6 (8), 3-6, 6-0 on Wednesday.