Serena Williams Was Fined $82,500 For Her U.S. Open Rant….

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Serena Williams’ infamous U.S. Open rant where she cussed at a lineswoman is set to cost her a record amount of money. U.S. Open officials concluded that Serena violated the “major offense rule” for “aggravated behavior” and will have to pay $82,500.

Grand Slam administrator Bill Babcock told The Associated Press Monday that Serena Williams will pay the fine and could be suspended from the tournament if she has another “major offense” at any Grand Slam in the next two years.

Babcock also told the AP that Williams faces a “probationary period” at tennis’ four major championships in 2010 and 2011. If she has another “major offense” at a Grand Slam tournament in that time, the fine would increase to $175,000 and she would be barred from the following U.S. Open.

I’m sure this recent fine is a small thing to a giant like Serena. She earned $350,000 at the semifinals before the incident which she added to the $6.5 million in prize money she earned this year. All together, her career prize money tops $28 million.

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3 responses to “Serena Williams Was Fined $82,500 For Her U.S. Open Rant….

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  2. Nihki

    Hint: Sounds like someone I know personally! LOL! This is costing her big $$$$… Sometimes we need to just put a muzzle on it. (Spellcheck)

  3. Regine

    They fined over that.

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