Serena Williams has been fined $17,000 for the code violations during the US Open final loss against Naomi Osaka.
Williams was docked a game by an umpire after a series of controversial calls. She docked for verbal abuse, and also had a point penalty for smashing her racquet and a coaching violation.
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Her opponent, Naomi Osaka, 20-year-old, Japanese/Haitian won her first Grand Slam championship against her idol. She won the match 6-2 6-4 to become the first Japanese to win the US Open Tennis Championship.
It was a big outrage even after Osaka won against her childhood idol. She was even booed but however, Serena went to console and also congratulated her. They both shared tears.
She is to pay $17,000 out of her tournament winnings of $1.85 million while Naomi Osaka took home $3.8 million.
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Serena Williams was fined $17,000 for;
– $4,000 for a coaching violation.
– $3,000 for smashing her racquet.
– $10,000 for verbal abuse toward the umpire.