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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.


  1. Mrs chidukane

    September 10, 2018 at 10:42 am

    She’s not the first to throw her racket,how is it her fault that the racket broke? These people sha. Paying this will pain her being that she has admitted to being frugal. Also,why is she being fined for the coaching? Wouldn’t the right thing be for her coach to be sent off when he was seen to be coaching her? If I was her, he will pay that one from his pocket. After all, no be me send am message. Serena, don’t allow this shift your focus. You will come back stronger and break those records.

    • Jummy

      September 10, 2018 at 10:52 am

      Can you hear yourself? So just because she’s not the first to throw it she should not be fined, even though it’s against the rules? It was not her fault that SHE threw her racket in anger which resulted to it breaking? Whose fault is it then? The inanimate racket?

      What are you on about? The victim mentality is strong with her and you as well. The fact remains she’s a sore loser, and for someone who’s won so many games you’d think she wouldn’t take loss so hard.

    • WTOW

      September 10, 2018 at 12:54 pm

      Envy will not kill you. You have been looking for an opportunity to mock Serena and you just got it. Women tearing down other women. It kills women like you to see another woman attain success.

      If she was a sore loser, she won’t have stopped the crowd from booing the winner and given the young winner her victory moment.She would have walked away and not congratulated her but she did.

      While her reaction was wrong, the fact remains that male players do even worse and get away with it. Other sportspeople have confirmed the same thing and that what she’s fighting against. But women like you wouldn’t see that because of your envy.

    • Jummy

      September 10, 2018 at 4:41 pm

      Looool. Real mature. Attack my person whom you know nothing about instead of focusing on the issue at hand.

    • Anon

      September 10, 2018 at 4:24 pm

      Mrs chidukane, those are all the rules. The men throw their rackets down all the time and get a code violation. However, they stop at that because the next violation could cost them points. Serena, of course will be a sore loser because she’s the GOAT and wants to win more Grand Slam titles. Same can be said of Federer in his prime but with age I feel he has mellowed a notch.

  2. keke driver

    September 10, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    I thought they were gonna ban the spoilt brat for life sef oshisko

  3. Mrs chidukane

    September 10, 2018 at 2:07 pm

    I heard myself jummy. Go and check out what Novak Djokovik, who is a pro and champion said about the officiating. Also, the WTA sides with Serena on the double standards. @keke driver,I don’t even have words for you. I guess you have never lost control of your emotions because you wanted something so bad in your life but carry on.

    • Anon

      September 10, 2018 at 4:52 pm

      Correct re-the WTA. The ITF is yet to speak though.

      Djokovic said he had sympathy for Williams and Osaka, who became the first Japanese player to win a grand slam, but did not agree that Mr Ramos had been sexist.

      “I have my personal opinion that maybe the chair umpire should not have pushed Serena to the limit, especially in a grand slam final – he did change the course of the match,” the Serb said.

      “We all go through our emotions, especially when you’re fighting for a grand slam trophy.

      “But I don’t see things as Mr Simon does. I really don’t. I think men and women are treated in this way or the other way depending on the situation. It’s hard to generalise things. I don’t see it’s necessary really to debate that.”

      Simon is the WTA Chief Executive.

      Djokovic as ever is being diplomatic here. ?

    • Anon

      September 10, 2018 at 4:52 pm

      BN what are you moderating again?

    • Cocoa

      September 10, 2018 at 8:56 pm

      That is the problem. SELF CONTROL. You shouldnt be losing control over your emotions because you want something so bad.

      You should want nothing that bad.

      If you go to jail….you’ll see that the people on death row also LOST CONTROL.

      Good news is one of the fruit of the Holy Spirit is in fact Self control. See why we all need Christ?

  4. John

    September 10, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    Good decision ?????
    Infact if it was football..she will be banned for 3 games

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