#USOpenFinal: Serena Williams Fined $17,000 For Calling Chair Umpire ‘Thief’
Serena Williams has been fined $17,000 by the US Tennis Association in the wake her outburst during a controversial US Open final loss to Japan’s Naomi Osaka.
The American star was fined for coaching, racquet abuse and for verbal abuse when she accused umpire Carlos Ramos of being “a thief” during Saturday’s stormy final.
BREAKING: Serena Williams has been fined a total of $17,000 for three code violations during the U.S. Open final.
— The Associated Press (@AP) September 9, 2018
Did you miss Serena Williams’ #USOpen outburst?
She called the umpire a “liar” and a “thief”.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) September 9, 2018
Williams was incensed at the coaching violation, although coach Patrick Mouratoglou, sitting in her box, admitted that he was coaching when he moved his hands.
The second violation also cost her a point in the match, sparking her renewed verbal attack on Ramos, a code violation which carried a $10,000 fine.
Her third code violation of the match also cost her a game, putting Osaka on the brink of what would be a 6-2, 6-4 victory that made her the first Japanese player to win a Grand Slam title.
Serena Williams brilliantly took down the sexist double standards at the U.S. Open in her must-see post-match interview pic.twitter.com/D1Sg57Acye
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) September 9, 2018