That’s fine: Serena Williams has been fined $17,000 over her antics at the US Open final – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
September 18, 2018

That’s fine: Serena Williams has been fined $17,000 over her antics at the US Open final

Arguably the greatest female tennis player ever, Serena Williams is the talking point from this year’s US Open.

She practically got beaten off court of for a set and half until all the drama started.

During Saturday’s controversial final, in which Naomi Osaka provided Japan with its first tennis Grand Slam singles champion, Williams was cited three times for code violations in which she called chair umpire Carlos Ramos a “liar” and a “thief.” Serena, who earned $1.8 million for being a finalist, also alleged he treated her differently than male players.

Williams was still seeking a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam singles title but instead she was handed a warning for a coaching violation, before being deducted a point for smashing her racket in another violation. She then had a heated argument with Ramos, resulting in her being docked a game during the second set in a third violation.

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