18th November 01:01 PM
Serena Williams fined $USD17,000 for code violations at US Open final
By Lena Reece
Monday 10/09/2018
Serena Williams calling the umpire a "liar" and "thief" in her US Open final loss

Serena Williams was fined $USD17,000 for the code violations that included calling the umpire a "liar" and "thief" in her US Open final loss.

Williams, beaten by Naomi Osaka, was docked a game for verbal abuse and had a point penalty for racquet smashing and a code violation for coaching.

She later said it was "sexist" to have been penalised a game.

20-year-old Osaka, won the match in 2 sets to become the first Japanese Grand Slam champion.

Williams, who was aiming to equal Margaret Court's record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles, refused to shake hands with umpire Ramos after the match.

Ramos has given Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray code violations in the past two years and he also accused Serena's sister, Venus, of receiving coaching during a 2016 French Open match, although she wasn't penalised.

[Source:BBC Sports]

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