Fashion victim: Opelka’s bag nets US Open fine

NEW YORK — American tennis player Reilly Opelka was fined $10,000 for carrying an unapproved bag on to court for his second-round match Thursday at the US Open.

It is the largest fine of the tournament though Saturday.

Opelka brought a pink tote bag with the name of an art gallery in Belgium written on it, in addition to his racket bag, onto the court ahead of his straight-set victory over Lorenzo Musetti.

The logo of the gallery exceeded the acceptable measurements stated in the rule book.

The 24-year-old Opelka joked about the fine on Twitter on Friday, writing “US Open ticket sales must be strugglin this year.”

Ranked 24th in the world, Opelka is the second-highest-ranked American man behind John Isner (No. 22).

Opelka is scheduled to play Nikoloz Basilashvili on Saturday with a chance to advance to the first Round of 16 in his career at a major.

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