London: Viktor Troicki was fined $10,000 (8,900 euros) on Saturday for his astonishing Wimbledon meltdown while Serena Williams was hit with the same punishment for smashing her racquet.
Serena Williams celebrates her second round win over Christina McHale on Friday. Pic/AFP and Viktor Troicki
Fiery Troicki, slumped to a second round 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 defeat to Spain’s Albert Ramos Vinolas after slipping to match point down on a controversial over-rule by umpire Damiano Torella.
“You’re the worst umpire in the world, you’re so bad,” screamed Troicki, who received a code violation for his behaviour.
Williams was handed a $10,000 fine for smashing her racquet after losing the first set of her third round tie to Christina McHale which she won 6-7, 6-2, 6-4 on Friday.