Serena Williams fined £13,000 out of £1.4m runner-up prize money after angry outburst at umpire during US Open final defeat




Serena Williams fined £13,000 out of £1.4m runner-up prize money after angry outburst at umpire during US Open final defeat

Serena Williams has been fined a total of £13,000 for three code violations during the US Open final.

The tournament referee's office docked Williams £7,800 for 'verbal abuse' of chair umpire Carlos Ramos, £3,100 for being warned for coaching, and £2,300 for breaking her racket.

The money comes out of her prize money of £1.4million as the runner-up. Williams lost to Naomi Osaka in Saturday's final.

Serena Williams fined £13,000 out of £1.4m runner-up prize money after angry outburst at umpire during US Open final defeat

Williams' furious outburst at umpire Carlos Ramos overshadowed her 6-2 6-4 final defeat by Osaka at Flushing Meadows on Saturday.

Initially unhappy about being penalized for coaching from the stands, Williams was then given a point penalty for smashing her racket before Ramos took a game away from her after she called him a 'thief'.

The American tennis great stated afterward that it was 'sexist' for her to have been penalized a game.

Serena Williams fined £13,000 out of £1.4m runner-up prize money after angry outburst at umpire during US Open final defeat
Serena Williams fined £13,000 out of £1.4m runner-up prize money after angry outburst at umpire during US Open final defeat




Serena Williams fined £13,000 out of £1.4m runner-up prize money after angry outburst at umpire during US Open final defeat Serena Williams fined £13,000 out of £1.4m runner-up prize money after angry outburst at umpire during US Open final defeat Reviewed by Edozie Richard on Sunday, September 09, 2018 Rating: 5

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