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Tarango Is Fined Another $28,256 and Given Grand Slam Suspension

August 23, 1995| Associated Press

Jeff Tarango of Manhattan Beach was suspended from two Grand Slam tennis tournaments and fined an additional $28,256 Tuesday for his outburst at Wimbledon on July 1.

The sanctions, announced in London by the International Tennis Federation's Grand Slam Committee, are believed to be the toughest imposed against a player.

The committee found Tarango guilty of "aggravated behavior and conduct contrary to the integrity of the game."

Tarango stormed off the court after a dispute with French chair umpire Bruno Rebeuh during a third-round match. Tarango called Rebeuh "the most corrupt official in the game" and the player's French wife, Benedicte, slapped the umpire twice in the face.

In addition to fines now totaling $43,756, Tarango was suspended from next year's Wimbledon, and from the next Grand Slam event after his appeal is concluded.

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