Paris - The player who used his phone to snap a photo of a ball mark during a French Open match has been fined €1 500.
Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine was cited for unsportsmanlike conduct for setting aside his racket and taking a picture of the spot in the red clay where a shot landed near a line in his 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 loss to seventh-seeded Richard Gasquet at Roland Garros.
The penalty was listed Thursday among other fines of players at the Grand Slam tournament. The match was Monday.
Stakhovsky said he spoke to a tennis official in the hope of avoiding losing some of his prize money. But he wound up getting docked about 7% of the roughly €21 000 he earned as a first-round loser.
French Open results on Thursday (x denotes seeded player):
Novak Djokovic (SRB x1) bt Guido Pella (ARG) 6-2, 6-0, 6-2
Grigor Dimitrov (BUL x26) bt Lucas Pouille (FRA) 6-1, 7-6 (7/4), 6-1
Victor Hanescu (ROM) bt Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) 6-4, 6-6 - retired
Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER x16) bt Lu Yen-Hsun (TPE) - walkover
Fabio Fognini (ITA x27) bt Lukas Rosol (CZE) 6-2, 7-6 (7/3), 2-6, 6-1
Kei Nishikori (JPN x13) bt Grega Zemlja (SLO) 6-1, 5-7, 6-1, 6-4
Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) bt Li Na (CHN x6) 5-7, 6-3, 6-2
Paula Ormaechea (ARG) bt Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ x27) 6-4, 7-6 (8/6)
Alize Cornet (FRA x31) bt Silvia Soler (ESP) 6-1, 6-3
Victoria Azarenka (BLR x3) bt Annika Beck (GER) 6-4, 6-3
Petra Kvitova (CZE x7) bt Peng Shuai(CHN) 6-4, 6-3
Jamie Hampton (USA) bt Anna Karolna Schmiedlov (SVK) 7-5, 6-2
Jelena Jankovic (SRB x18) bt Garbie Muguruza (ESP) 6-3, 6-0
Samantha Stosur (AUS x9) bt Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 6-4, 6-3
Marina Erakovic (NZL) bt Dominika Cibulkova (SVK x16) 6-2, 2-6, 6-4
Sloane Stephens (USA x17) bt Vania King (USA) 6-1, 6-3
Zheng Jie (CHN) bt Melanie Oudin (USA) 6-3, 6-1