Tennis star Serena Williams expresses her frustration towards chair umpire Eva Asderaki during Sunday’s U.S Open final, and picks up a $2,000 fine for her verbal outburst.
According to U.S open referee Brian Earley, the fine was for the code violation of verbal abuse, he says in a statement.
The statement goes on to say, ”This fine is consistent with similar offenses at Grand Slam events,” After independently reviewing the incident which served as the basis for the code violation, and taking into account the level of fine imposed by the U.S. Open referee, the Grand Slam Committee Director has determined that Ms. Williams’ conduct, while verbally abusive, does not rise to the level of a major offense under the Grand Slam Code of Conduct.”
Serena was upset at the fact the point she was to be awarded during the match was reversed and given to her opponent, because she yelled in celebration before the ball landed.
At the time Williams began her outbursts, she was heard saying things such as, “What a loser,” “You’re a hater,” “A code violation because I expressed who I am? Really. Don’t even look at me. I promise you, don’t look at me. … Don’t look my way.” ”If you ever see me walking down the hall, walk the other way.”
Clearly Serena was UPPPSETTT! But can u blame her?
Williams was still on her two-year probation from her outburst during the 2009 U.S. Open semifinal. If her outburst would’ve been any worse, Williams could’ve been suspended from the 2012 U.S Open.
Wowww! Its gets real in Tennis yall! Just glad I didn’t see any rackets flyin!