Serena Williams Fined $17,000 For US Open Violations
Tennis Champion Serena Williams has been fined $17,000 by the US Tennis Association for three code violations at the US Open, Sky News is reporting.
Williams who lost the final game to first timer, 20-year old Naomi Osaka, had gotten into a heated argument with the umpire Carlos Ramos, calling him a liar and a cheat for penalising her over alleged coaching.
Serena was also penalised for breaking her racket in anger.
Serena also accused Ramos of sexism.
According to Sky News, the fine is made up of $10,000 for the verbal abuse offence, $4,000 for coaching, and $3,000 for racket abuse.
Naomi became the first Japanese and first Haitian to win a grand slam title