Serena Williams fined for code violations
September 10, 2018 4:30 am
Serena Williams was fined $17,000 for the code violations that included calling the umpire a “liar” and “thief” in her US Open final loss.
Williams, beaten by Naomi Osaka, was docked a game for verbal abuse and had a point penalty for racquet smashing and a code violation for coaching.
She later said it was “sexist” to have been penalized a game.
Osaka, 20, won the match 6-2 6-4 to become the first Japanese Grand Slam champion.