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Sunday, 9 September 2018

US Open Final: Serena Williams Fined $17,000 For Three Code Violations

Serena Williams has been fined $17,000 for the three code violations she received in the US Open final.


Serena was handed the three violations in a dramatic final against Naomi Osaka on Saturday night.


The first came in the second game of the second set when Ramos witnessed coaching taking place from her coach Patrick Mouratoglou.


Williams disputed the warning saying: "I don't cheat to win. I'd rather lose."


She earned a second code violation for racquet abuse, which resulted in a point penalty."


And the third code violation was verbal abuse towards Ramos.


And Serena has now been fined $10,000 for the verbal abuse, $4,000 for the coaching warning and $3,000 for breaking her racquet.


As per the Grand Slam rulebook, the money will be deducted from her $1.85m earnings as runner-up.


Each code violation fine handed out can total up to $20,000 (£14,400).


The verbal abuse, which brought the biggest fine, came after Williams called Ramos a thief for deducting a point.


After the match, Williams then accused Ramos of sexism.


She said: “You definitely can't go back in time. I can't sit here and say I wouldn't say he's a thief, because I thought he took a game from me.


“But I've seen other men call other umpires several things. I'm here fighting for women's rights and for women's equality and for all kinds of stuff.


“For me to say 'thief' and for him to take a game, it made me feel like it was a sexist remark.

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