In the most recent example of a player who imposed a fine of thousands of dollars on a Grand Slam tournament because the tennis officials seemed exhausted, 28-year-old Carla Suárez Navarro from Spain joined two days later docked in the US Open After her first round game, she retired with an injury to her lower back.
Losing the first round in singles at Flushing Meadows, she was supposed to raise $ 58,000.
But tournament referee Soeren Friemel said Suárez Navarro, who can appeal the decision "not to meet the required professional standards," was penalized for failing to honor the first round rule. She stopped playing after losing the first set of her game against Timea Babos 6-2.
The Grand Slam Board introduced the rule prior to the 2018 season to prevent players from participating in tournaments that were injured during the preliminaries.
Suárez Navarro retired earlier this month from a match at the hard court tournament in Toronto.
"Not the easiest weeks for me to cope with some back pain," she tweeted on Thursday. "We did our best to be ready and play our hearts out, but it got worse during my opening match in New York."
In July, American player Anna Tatishvili received her prize money at the Grand Slam for the French Open Board, lifting her fine of about $ 50,000 for a 6-0, 6-1 defeat at the French Open. This was their first tournament since October 2017.
Bernard Tomic was beaten by $ 55,000 last month at Wimbledon after losing three sets in the first round, which lasted only 58 minutes had to accept.
Naomi Osaka would like to play a mixed double for Japan at the Toyko Olympics in 2020 with Kei Nishikori.
Just one problem: The reigning US Open single champion does not seem to be much of a double.
After Osaka's singles victory on Thursday – with Colin Kaepernick and Kobe Bryant watching from the field – she said that "anyone who knows my double record" knows that she is not exactly an expert.
She does not have it I have not played a double match for women on tour level since 2017 … and she took the lead 0-5 this season. because it could mean too much tennis in the hot one d wet weather. But he added that he would someday talk to Osaka.
They are friends, and Osaka said their pairing in Tokyo would be "historic."
"I would definitely play with him," Osaka said. "For the first time in my life, I'd have to do the double, because with Kei Nishikori, you can not play a mixed doubles and lose in the first round of the Tokyo Olympics, that would be the biggest, I would cry." Actually, I would cry if I had lost a double. "
Serena Williams returned to defeat 17-year-old Caty McNally at the US Open The failure of the opening set should come as no surprise: none in The history of professional tennis was as good as Williams's at this turnaround.
Williams actually wins more Grand Slam matches as she loses behind by a set.
Her 5: 7, 6: 3, Williams' # 42 career career record in big tournaments at 42-40 after losing one set – the only woman in the 50-year-old Open era, 6-1 win over McNally in the second round at Flushing Meadows The one other active player with more than 25 such victories is her older sister Venus, who has 28.
In all games of the main tour-level education Williams is after the interruption between 97 un d 107 Set, a .475 win percentage leading active player. Next on the list? Maria Sharapova at .390, 83-130.