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Bonus indignity: “ fined $17,000 for outburst at the U.S. ,” per ABC News. As Deena Zaru and Joshua Hoyos report,

Serena Williams was fined $17,000 on Sunday for a total of three code violations during her loss to Naomi Osaka in the U.S. Open final$4,000 for being warned for coaching after her coach made a hand gesture to her, $3,000 for breaking her racket and $10,000 for “verbal abuse” of chair umpire Carlos Ramos, whom she accused of sexism. The U.S. Tennis Association confirmed to ABC News on Sunday that $17,000 will be deducted from Serena Williams’ $1.85 million check as the runner-up to Naomi Osaka, who became the the first tennis player from Japan to win a Grand Slam singles title on Saturday.


The “verbal abuse,” per the U.S. Tennis Association, included Williams calling Ramos a “thief” (“You stole a point from me”).

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