Published: Mon, September 10, 2018
Sport | By Ashley Hunter

Serena Williams fined $17000 for US Open Violations

Serena Williams fined $17000 for US Open Violations

She was given a code violation for coaching, a penalty point for racquet abuse and a game penalty for calling umpire Carlos Ramos a "liar and a thief" after he handed down the coaching code violation.

The first violation given to Williams was for coaching, which isn't allowed during any men's matches but is permitted on the women's tour except in grand slam tournaments.

From there, Williams summoned the tournament referee to the court and said male tennis players were not punished for similar offences.

Two-time Australian Open champion and two-time U.S. Open runner-up Victoria Azarenka also came to Williams' defense on Twitter, writing: "If it was men's match, this wouldn't happen like this".

Osaka claimed her maiden Grand Slam title with a 6-2 6-4 win on Saturday - denying Williams the chance to move level with Margaret Court on 24 Grand Slam singles titles.

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About a week ago, she made headlines after the US Open chose to ban her iconic catsuit, and now she has been labelled as a "cheater" after her match with 20-year-old Naomi Osaka from Japan. I don't see it's necessary really to debate that.

"Osaka is taking on the power tennis of the women's game with power of her own - an Asian player, a Japanese player", said Date, who retired past year at the age of 46. "She is at the forefront of the next generation in women's tennis, someone possessing quite a mixture of powerful serve and strokes, enviable court speed and a preternatural calm". After a couple minutes of seemingly random thank you's and giggling throughout, she closed by saying, "This is probably gonna be the worst acceptance speech of all time".

But others sided against Williams, including an Australian sports magazine editor, Tony Sarno, who tweeted: "Naomi, on behalf of the rest of the world, please accept my apologies for Serena's appalling behaviour during the match and the American crowd's graceless booing at the presentation".

"Just maybe changed - not maybe, but he did change the course of the match", Djokovic said.

I think Serena overreacted, I think that outburst was unwarranted and I can't help but think that a lot of it had to do with the heat that was coming from the other side of the net.

The tension between Serena and the umpire continued to simmer, and it was the third violation, where Ramos accused Serena of verbal abuse, that really saw things get nasty.

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