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Federer fined for outburst

NEW YORK, September 18 – Swiss superstar Roger Federer was slapped with a 1,500-dollar fine by the United States Tennis Association Thursday for a heat of the battle argument with a US Open official.FEDERER_BLACK_Federer used a profanity when talking with the chair umpire during the final in New York on Sunday which he eventually lost to Argentina’s Juan Martin Del Potro.

Federer’s fine pales in comparison to Serena Williams who was docked 10,000 dollars for threatening to shove a ball down the throat of a female line judge in an expletive-laden tirade in her final singles match.

Williams was also fined 500 dollars for throwing her racquet.

Tournament spokesman Chris Widmaier says there were a total of 31,500 dollars in fines levied at the 2009 US Open.

Vera Zvonareva and Daniel Koellerer were fined the same amount as Federer for swearing.

Canadian doubles player Daniel Nestor was fined 5,000 dollars for unsportsmanlike conduct directed at an unruly fans of his opponent who were cheering double faults.

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  1. MwanaWetu

    March 2, 2013 at 4:57 am

    That was a well in address to the nation. The President told Kenyans what they needed to hear and what they need to learn. That you vote will shape your destiny. Anyone who doesn’t participate in politics through elections has no reason to complain about what leaders come in.I watched the CORD rally yesterday in Kisumu yesterday and their agenda was none other than the JUBILEE Principal. You can’t call a rally and all your doing is spitting vitriol against your opponent. Issues would have gone a long way to enlighten the many youth who had attended the rally. On the other side of the coin, the JUBILEE has be known to focus on issues. I want a leader who focuses on issues and knows what’s important for the nation. Vote wisely and vote peacefully.

    • Siasa kali pamoja

      March 2, 2013 at 5:45 am

      Kula chungu mwanangu

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