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Djokovic to drop ranking points, prize money after disqualification


first_imgWorld number one Novak Djokovic will be docked all ranking points earned at the US Open and fined $250,000 in prize money following his sensational disqualification from the tournament on Sunday. A statement from the US Tennis Association detailed the immediate sanctions Djokovic faces after he was tossed out of the tournament during the fourth round. Loading… The USTA said Djokovic had been defaulted under the Grand Slam rules for “intentionally hitting a ball dangerously or recklessly within the court or hitting a ball with negligent disregard of the consequences.” “Because he was defaulted, Djokovic will lose all ranking points earned at the US Open and will be fined the prize money won at the tournament in addition to any or all fines levied with respect to the offending incident,” the USTA said in a statement. Djokovic’s disqualification occurred following an incident near the end of the first set in his last-16 match with Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta. Djokovic had just gone 5-6 down when he hit a ball in the direction of the female official.center_img Read Also: US Open: Djokovic disqualified after hitting official with ball It struck her in the throat and she could be heard gasping. Djokovic rushed over to check that she was okay and after a few minutes she got up and walked off the court. Following around ten minutes of discussions with the tournament referee, the umpire declared that Carreno Busta had won by default. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World10 Stargazing Locations To ‘Connect With Nature’7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growthlast_img read more


Women’s World Cup 2019: Argentina frustrates 2011 winner Japan in scoreless tie


first_img Women’s World Cup 2019 preview: What to know when USA takes on Thailand Argentina had lost all six of its previous World Cup games, conceding a whopping 33 goals, but more than held its own against a side that sits 30 places higher in the world rankings.Yui Hasegawa wasted a golden opportunity to seal maximum points in the second half for Japan, which will need to improve dramatically if it is to overcome Scotland in the next group game on Friday. Related News Japan’s World Cup campaign got off to a frustrating start as Argentina held the favored side to a 0-0 draw in Group D on Monday.Asako Takakura’s team has reached the final in the last two editions of the tournament — winning it in 2011 — but a third consecutive appearance looks unlikely if this insipid display in Paris is anything to go by. ¡PUNTAZO!A famous result for @Argentina! #ARGJPN | #FIFAWWC pic.twitter.com/ysvSDgVr45— FIFA Women’s World Cup (@FIFAWWC) June 10, 2019Japan dominated possession in the first half but was largely kept at arm’s length by Argentina’s backline.  The closest chance came after nine minutes when Narumi Miura flashed wide of Vanina Correa’s right-hand post from a promising position. The Argentina goalkeeper cut out Yuika Sugasawa’s back-post header soon after with a number of players poised to pounce inside the 6-yard box.Correa was called into action five minutes after the restart, pawing Kumi Yokoyama’s long-range drive into the path of Sugasawa, who blazed over from an acute angle. Hasegawa then had the clearest chance of the game shortly before the hour mark, skewing horribly wide from 12 yards when it looked easier to score.That miss appeared to deflate Japan, with Argentina breaking out of its own half to cause its opponents some nervous moments in defense.Neither side was able to find a winner in the closing stages, though, with Argentina finishing as the happier team having claimed its first ever World Cup point.last_img read more