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tennisbear7
Jan 1st, 2009, 08:57 PM
From: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/wimbledon2000/825136.stm

Natasha Zvereva has been fined $1,000 for making an obscene gesture to the crowd following her women's doubles semi-final match at Wimbledon.

Zvereva and her partner Anna Kournikova were defeated by Venus and Serena Williams.

Belarussian Zvereva and Kournikova, seeded fifth, were beaten 6-3 7-6 by the eighth-seeded sisters on Court One on Friday.

As the four walked off the court however, 29-year-old Zvereva was pictured holding both her arms in the air and with the middle finger of both hands raised.

The fine will be deducted from her £21,335 share of the prize money.

Tournament referee Alan Mills said in his report on the incident: "When leaving the court after the match, Miss Zvereva made an obscene gesture towards the crowd."

Zvereva was found to have violated the Grand Slam code by her "unsportsmanlike conduct".

:hearts::lol::tape:

-Sonic-
Jan 1st, 2009, 09:13 PM
This is ancient. Was it worth creating a thread?

Jorn
Jan 1st, 2009, 09:15 PM
It was the same year I was in London, a streaker run on the court... ;)

http://www.carolinewozniacki.net/nzstreaker.jpg