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November 30, 2009

Serena Williams Fined $175,000 for Outburst at U.S. Open Tennis – Bloomberg.com

Filed under: Uncategorized — julypena @ 10:24 am
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.

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