NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 12: Serena Williams (L) argues with Brian Early (R) and Donna Kelso (C) after disqualified for a default during the Women's Singles Semifinal match against to Kim Clijsters of Belgium on day thirteen of the 2009 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 12, 2009 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Serena Williams sets the record straight on white males and unfair calls
By Serena Williams posted on Global Grind
As the world seems to know or for those who don’t I want to speak about my recently dubbed “outburst” and how I feel.
I have recently been fined by the Grand Slam Committee of the ITF (International Tennis Federation) over 82 thousand dollars for getting mad and using the “F-bomb” at a line Judge.
To clear things up FIRST I was NOT fined 82 thousand dollars. I was fined 92 thousand dollars! I paid 10 thousand dollars on site immediately after the U. S. Open. So for the record, I was fined $92,000 not $82,000! The biggest fine EVER in tennis.
The word is Serena Williams will not be suspended for her angry outburst in September at the US Open but will receive a fine today from the tennis powers-that-be.
The word from the New York Time is Williams gets a fine of $82,500 plus a two year probation.
“Grand Slam administrator Bill Babcock tells The Associated Press 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, Babcock said Monday.” New York Times
The official in the match, in which Williams was already behind, gave her a fault for stepping on the line. Williams let off an angry string of f-words that would curl hair.