Published: Mon, September 10, 2018
Sports | By Brandy Patterson

Serena Williams fined $17K for rules violations at US Open

Serena Williams fined $17K for rules violations at US Open

The 20-year-old became Japan's first grand slam singles champion after a meltdown from Serena Williams saw her penalised a game in a 6-2 6-4 US Open victory for Osaka.

Serena Williams of U.S. talks with referee Brian Earley as umpire Carlos Ramos looks on during her singles final match against Naomi Osaka of Japan at the 2018 US Open.

She was overcome with emotion while on the court for the trophy presentation as fans booed the outcome and supported Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam singles champion who has been vying for Margaret Court's record of 24 Slam singles title.

(AAP)Serena Williams remonstrates with umpire Carlos Ramos at the US Open women's final.

She also called Ramos a "thief", asserting that he stole the point from her. Ramos then penalized Williams further, citing "verbal abuse".

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Later, Williams received another violation for smashing her racket after missing a shot, which meant she was also issued a one-point deduction. There's also the freaky "abuse" citation, which Ramos doled out because Williams called him a "thief" - certainly far from the worst thing an athlete has called an official during an event.

"I know she was frustrated by the way the game ended, but the way she took a step forward after the final and gave Naomi all the credit says a lot in her favour", she added. "I felt like I really had to focus during this match because she's such a great champion, and I know that she can come back from any point", Osaka told reporters.

The money comes out of the $1.85 million prize money as the runner-up.

In 2004, she argued several calls by chair umpire that went against her in a quarterfinal loss to Jennifer Capriati and said she had been "cheated" and "robbed". "She's such a terrific role model for so many women and men around the world but what does it do to her legacy?" You will never, ever, ever be on another court of mine as long as you live. "More voices are needed to do the same".

This was the third high-profile conflict with an official for Williams at Flushing Meadows, following her infamous tirade after a foot fault in the 2009 semifinals against Kim Clijsters, and a dispute over a hindrance call in the 2011 final against Sam Stosur. The rating of 2.5 for the match was second only to a primetime telecast in 2015 in which Williams faced her sister Venus, and Novak Djokovic faced Feliciano Lopez. When are you going to give me my apology?

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During a changeover, Williams resumed her argument with the umpire, this time saying he was attacking her character and was a "thief".

"I've said far worse", McEnroe, a seven-times Grand Slam singles victor, said on ESPN. "Say you are sorry". That changed the score from 4-3 in Osaka's favor to 5-3. Williams refuses to shake Ramos' hand and demands an apology. This is a grand slam final'.

Verbal abuse is defined as a statement about an official, opponent, sponsor, spectator or other person that implies dishonesty or is derogatory, insulting or otherwise.

"One thing I love about tennis is being out there".

Mouratoglou took to Twitter afterwards, hitting out at Ramos.

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"Like 100 per cent of the coaches, in 100 per cent of the matches, so we have to stop this hypocrite thing", he said. "It's the most cliched things you could think of, always things that make you go "Ugh". To lose a game for saying that, it's not fair.

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