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Serena hit with $17,000 fine for US Open outburst

September 09, 2018 23:04 IST

Serena Williams

IMAGE: Serena Williams of the United States reacts. Photograph: Elsa/Getty Images

Serena Williams has been fined $17,000 (£13,156) for the code violations she received during the US Open final, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) said on Sunday.

 

During Saturday’s match, which she lost 6-2, 6-4 to Japan’s Naomi Osaka, Williams, was handed a coaching violation and a point penalty for breaking her racquet before a heated argument with umpire Carlos Ramos ended with her losing a game.

The tournament referee’s office fined the former world number one $10,000 for the 'verbal abuse' of Ramos, $4,000 for being warned for coaching and $3,000 for smashing her racket.

Williams, who was seeking a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles tile on Saturday, vigorously disputed each of the violations during the match.

She demanded Ramos apologise for handing her a coaching violation and later called the umpire a 'thief' for giving her a point penalty.

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