Serena Williams fined USD 17000 for rule violations in US Open final

first_imgSerena Williams was fined a total of $17,000 for three code violations during her loss to Naomi Osaka in the US Open final.On Sunday, a day after the match, the tournament referees office docked Williams $10,000 for verbal abuse of chair umpire Carlos Ramos, $4,000 for being warned for coaching, and $3,000 for breaking her racket.The money comes out of her prize money of $1.85 million as the runner-up to Osaka, whose 6-2, 6-4 victory on Saturday made her the first tennis player from Japan to win a Grand Slam singles titleIn the second sets second game, Ramos warned Williams for getting coaching, which is against the rules in Grand Slam matches. She briefly disputed that ruling, saying cheating is the one thing Ive never done, ever although afterward, her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, acknowledged he was trying to send Williams a signal.Naomi Osaka stuns Serena Williams in controversial final to lift maiden US Open titleA few games later, Williams received another warning, this time for smashing her racket, and that second violation automatically cost her a point, leading to more arguing. Eventually, Williams called Ramos a thief, drawing the third violation for verbal abuse and costing her a game, putting Osaka ahead 5-3.”I have never cheated in my life! Williams told Ramos. You owe me an apology.”Is Serena Williams a bad loser? Opinions after Naomi Osaka wins US OpenUnder Article III, Section P of the Grand Slam Rule Book, verbal abuse is defined as a statement about an official, opponent, sponsor, spectator or other person that implies dishonesty or is derogatory, insulting or otherwise abusive. The section says a player is subject to a fine up to $20,000 for each violation.advertisementThere are separate categories for coaching (Communications of any kind, audible or visible, between a player and a coach may be construed as coaching) and for abuse of rackets or equipment.last_img read more

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