Serena Williams fined $82,500 for US Open 2009 outburst : A record

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It was announced that Serena Williams finally received the total penalty she needs to pay after the US Open 2009 Semi Finals outburst. Serena will pay a total fine of $82,500, a record in tennis history, plus a possible suspension from the US Open tournament if the tennis star will have any major offense in “any” Grand Slam within the next two (2) years. Seems too long Ms. Serena Williams?

Serena Williams outburst

The verdict was revealed by Grand Slam Administrator Bill Babcock yesterday adding that Serena Williams faces a “probationary period” at tennis’ four (4) major championships in 2010 and 2011 and would be barred from the US Open if she ever committed another major outburst. The penalty will also increase to $175,000 if that would happen.

The previous U.S. Open champion already paid a hefty $10,500 because of the verbal assault incident with the lady lineman. From $10,500, the fined was increased after careful investigation from tennis officials. But we believe, Ms. Williams’ pocket will not get any “thinner” after that. She can “easily” claim that same amount on her succeeding tournaments.

View previous story and video of the Serena Williams verbal assault at: Serena Williams penalized for unsportmanlike conduct

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