Jelena Jankovic to pay a $2000 fine for illegal coaching at Australian Open

Jelena JankovicDuring her third round match against Virginie Razzano Jelena Jankovic was supposedly illegally coached from the stands by her mom. Jankovic claimed her innocence saying her mom was only encouraging her to keep fighting and not giving her any coaching tips. Jankovic also questioned the umpires decision as she doesn't understand Serbian, so how did she know what her mom told her. Despite her explanations, the world number four received a $2000 fine, the heaviest of the Australian Open so far!

"She just said, 'C'mon' in Serbian. I don't know what else she said afterwards. My coach is sitting right there next to her and he was very quiet," said Jankovic who will face Serena Williams in the quarterfinals.

"I mean, it was the umpire's decision, but it was not right because she doesn't understand what my mom told me in Serbian."

Serena Williams was another female tennis player fined at this year's Australian Open, $1000 for swearing. (source: AFP)

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2 thoughts on “Jelena Jankovic to pay a $2000 fine for illegal coaching at Australian Open

  1. william

    WHAT?!?!?!?
    does it matter who said something to a player?
    WOW. this is retarded…
    shes a good player anyway..she woulda beat casey no matter what!
    UGH! xD

  2. maryjane

    I think it's fair to fine for this.It's the rule.
    But then,what about Justine Henin???her coach is always talking and giving her advice always on the first point of the match against number 1000 of the world!

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