NEW YORK (Reuters) – Serena Williams has been fined $17,000 for the code violations she obtained in the course of the U.S. Open last, america Tennis Affiliation (USTA) mentioned on Sunday.

Sept 8, 2018; New York, NY, USA;
Serena Williams of the USA breaks her racket after shedding a recreation to Naomi Osaka of Japan within the girls’s last on day 13 of the 2018 U.S. Open tennis match at USTA Billie Jean King Nationwide Tennis Middle. Obligatory Credit score: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports activities

Throughout Saturday’s match, which she misplaced 6-2 6-Four to Japan’s Naomi Osaka, Williams, was handed a training violation and a degree penalty for breaking her racquet earlier than a heated argument with umpire Carlos Ramos ended along with her shedding a recreation.

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The match referee’s workplace fined the previous world primary $10,000 for the “verbal abuse” of Ramos, $4,000 for being warned for teaching and $3,000 for smashing her racket.

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Williams, who was looking for a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam singles tile on Saturday, vigorously disputed every of the violations in the course of the match.

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She demanded Ramos apologize for handing her a training violation and later referred to as the umpire a “thief” for giving her a degree penalty.

Reporting by Frank Pingue; Modifying by Toby Davis

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