Bernard Tomic Fined 100% Of His Wimbledon Prize Money
Bernard Tomic has copped one of the heaviest fines in tennis history, being docked GBP45,000 ($A80,460) for not giving his best efforts during a lame first-round loss at Wimbledon.
Tomic lost 6-2 6-1 6-4 to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in 58 minutes -- the shortest men's singles match at the All England Club in 15 years.
The fine represents Tomic's entire first-round prize money.
"All players are expected to perform to a professional standard in every grand slam match," a statement from the club said.
"With respect to first round performance, if in the opinion of the referee the player did not perform to the required professional standard, the referee may determine that the player be subject to a fine of up to first round prize money."
Tomic is expected to appeal, having denied not trying when grilled about his performance during his post-match press conference.
"I think I played as best as I could. It's just I played terrible. And he served 24 aces or...," Tomic said after Tsonga, a former Wimbledon semi-finalist, in fact fired down 21 aces in his 12 service games.
Two years ago, Tomic was fined more than $20,000 and dumped by his racquet sponsor after admitting he was "a little bored" and feigned injury during a similarly meek first-round Wimbledon loss to Mischa Zverev.
It is believed Tomic's latest fine is the biggest ever for an on-court offence.
Former women's world No.50 Anna Tatishvili was fined PS41,000 ($A73,300) for performing "below professional standards" in her first-round match at this year's French Open.
Tatishvili lost 6-0 6-1 to Maria Sakkari in 55 minutes in her first match on the tour since October 2017. The fine also equated to the her entire first-round earnings.
But the Georgian-born American has appealed the sanction.
Her representatives, the international law firm, Kirkland & Ellis, issued a statement two weeks ago, claiming the fine was "unfair and discriminatory"