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Serena Williams Fined $17,000 for US Open Finals Violations

Serena Williams Fined $17,000 for US Open Finals Violations

Serena Williams has been fined for what occurred during the 2018 U.S. Open Women’s Singles Finals, which took place on Saturday afternoon (September 8) in Queens, New York.

If you missed what happened, Serena was given 3 separate code violations during the match. First, Serena was accused of receiving coaching tips from her coach. Later, she slammed the racket into the ground and received another penalty. Finally, Serena ended up calling the game’s umpire a “thief” for “stealing a point from her” and she was docked a point for “verbal abuse.”

Serena ended up losing the match.

TMZ is reporting that Serena will have to pay $4,000 for a coaching violation, $3,000 for slamming her racket, and $10,000 for the “verbal abuse.”

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  • Cruizin1960

    Too bad it’s not an amount that would really hurt and teach a lesson to her and everyone else.

  • Wallace

    She was docked a whole game for the third offence, not another point, as “TMZ reported.”

  • Wallace

    TMZ also fails to report that afterwards she tried to justify her actions by claiming that she was sticking up for “women’s rights”. What a crock of shit. If you lose your mind during a match and blow up and verbally abuse the offical, and have a hustory of doing so, expect penalties. It’s got fuck all to do with what sex you are.

  • suzybel

    The fine is pocket change to her, a suspension would maybe make her sit up and take notice.

  • NerdyBirdy

    “Serena was accused of receiving coaching tips from her coach”

    i’m sorry what?! isn’t that what coaches are for???