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Tuesday, 23 Oct 2018

Serena Williams has been fined for the code violations during the US Open final

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News24xx.com -  After made the code violations during the US Open final on Saturday, Sept. 8 2018, Serena Williams has been fined a total of USD 17,000 (£13,000) for her involvement in a row with chair umpire Carlos Ramos.

She was handed a code violation for coaching, for racquet abuse and for verbal abuse aimed towards the umpire after she called him a ‘thief’ and a ‘liar’. 

Williams was fined USD 10,000 (£7,700) for verbal abuse of Ramos, USD 4,000 (£3,000) for being warned for coaching, and USD 3,000 (£2,300) for breaking her racquet. 


The 23-time Grand Slam champion was beaten by Naomi Osaka in sets. The American player found herself incensed by a coaching call from the chair early in the second set.  

After being broken by Osaka she was then handed a second violation for smashing her racquet, which led to a point penalty. 

Once she realised she had been handed a point penalty, she continued to berate Ramos, branding him a ‘thief’ and a ‘liar’. 

Williams stormed over to Ramos and said, "It was not coaching. I do not cheat to win. I would rather lose. I just want you to know that."

"You owe me an apology. You are a liar. Say it, say you’re sorry. You stole a point from me. You’re a thief, too."

The penalty followed and Osaka went to the match. It’s standard rule at Grand Slam events.

 

 

 

 

 

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