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Serena Williams fined $17,000 after US Open final outburst

Serena fined $17,000 after US Open final outburst

09/09/2018 at 16:15Updated 09/09/2018 at 17:46

Serena Williams has been fined $17,000 for three code violations at the US Open in her 6-2 6-4 final defeat to Japan's Naomi Osaka.

The office of the tournament referee fined William $10,000 for verbal abuse of Carlos Ramos, the umpire.

She was fined a further $4,000 for a warning over coaching, and $3,000 for smashing her racket.

Williams received $1.85m as runner-up, and the fine will be docked from her prize money.

The record-breaking athlete had demanded an apology over the coaching warning, saying, "You stole a point from me. You're a thief," and "I have never cheated in my life".

After the match, Patrick Mouratoglou, Williams' coach, admitted he had been attempting to signal to her but did not believe that she had seen him. He also claimed that every player receives coaching during matches.

During the argument with Ramos, Williams asked, "Are you kidding me?" before speaking to tournament referee Brian Earley, and told both Ramos and Earley that the events were "not fair".

Williams, who was seeking a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles tile on Saturday, vigorously disputed each of the violations during the match.