Serena Williams Hit With Record-Setting $82,500 Fine For U.S. Open Outburst


Williams lashed out at a lineswoman after a foot-fault call at the end of her semifinal loss to Kim Clijsters during an Open match in September. Williams already paid $10,000 for the profanity-laced rant, but after further investigation it was determined that she violated a “major offense” rule for “aggravated behavior” and the tennis champ has been hit with another fine and a two year probation sentence, Grand Slam administrator Bill Babcock said Monday.
Any more bad behavior from Serena, and she could be fined up to $175,000 and barred from the U.S. Open altogether.

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