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2016 U.S. Open Tennis Tournament. New York. USA.

Source: Tim Clayton – Corbis / Getty

After dealing with a controversial loss during the U.S. Open’s final match this past saturday, Serena Williams has now been fined $17,000 for three code violations.  According to sources, the tournament referee’s office fined Serena Williams $10,000 for “verbal abuse” towards the chair umpire Carlos Ramos calling the umpire a “liar” and a “thief”, another $4,000 for being warned for coaching and also another $3,000 for breaking her racket.  The money will be taken out of Williams’ runner-up prize, which is $1.85 million.  Afterwards williams said it was “sexist” to have been penalised a game.  “He’s never taken a game from a man because they said ‘thief’,” Serena Williams Also added “But I’ve seen other men call other umpires several things” and she went on to say “I’m here fighting for women’s rights and for women’s equality and for all kinds of stuff.”

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