Serena Williams Fined $175,000 for Outburst at U.S. Open Tennis
By Christopher Elser
Nov. 30 (Bloomberg) — Serena Williams was fined $175,000 and may be suspended from future U.S. Opens after yelling at a lineswoman at the New York tennis Grand Slam this year.
Williams’s fine will be reduced to $82,500 if the American doesn’t have any more major offenses through 2011, the International Tennis Federation’s Grand Slam committee said today in an e-mailed statement. She would also be suspended from the U.S. Open if found guilty of a major offense in any Grand Slam, the committee said.
She was found guilty of aggravated behavior after the outburst, which came after she was called for a foot fault. Her fine, which includes $10,000 she has already paid, will be donated to the Grand Slam Development Fund, the ITF said.
Que caro le salio el bochecito.