Serena Williams fined at least record $82,500 for US Open incident
Last week there was a rumor that said that Serena Williams could be fined 1 million dollars for the US Open incident she had with a line woman but she won’t have to pay anything near that huge amount.
Bill Babcock, Grand Slam administrator, said that Serena Williams has been fined a record $82,500 for her tirade at this year’s U.S. Open and could be suspended from that tournament if she has another “major offense” in the next two years.
Williams faces a “probationary period” at Grand Slam tournaments in 2010 and 2011 and if she has another incident at a major championship in that time, the fine would increase to $175,000 and she would be barred from the following U.S. Open.
So I guess Serena will be somehow relief that the amount is not as big as the rumor said it was going to be….