Serena Williams will be fined $82,500 for her profanity-laced tirade at a U.S. Open line judge, and could be suspended from a future U.S. Open if she has another major code violation.
Williams was officially fined $175,000 but that will be cut by more than half if she stays out of trouble.
The International Tennis Federation’s Grand Slam Committee offered no explanation as to why it took three months to hand down the fine from the indcident in which Williams cursed out and threatened a line judge who called a foot fault during her semifinal match against Kim Clijsters. The foot fault set up match point, and Williams lost the match when she was handed a code violation for the verbal abuse.
Let’s do a little math, shall we?
Serena Williams has earned