US Open: Serena Williams fined $17,000 over violation of code
London, September 9, 2018 (AltAfrica)-23-times Grand Slam champion, Serena Williams has been fined a total of $17,000 (£13,000) for violations of code during the US Open final on Saturday.
She was slammed with a code violation for coaching, for racquet abuse and for verbal abuse towards Ramos after she called him a ‘thief’ and a ‘liar’.
Serena was fined $10,000 (£7,700) for verbal abuse of Ramos, $4,000 (£3,000) for being warned for coaching, and $3,000 (£2,300) for breaking her racquet.
For each violation fine handed out can total up to $20,000 (£14,400) and Serenas’ main debt to pay was for her verbal abuse of the umpire.