Serena Williams not only lost the US Open, she lost her temper, and now cash.
Williams has been cited $2,000 for her outburst against an umpire.
It all started after Williams received a code violation for yelling 'come on' after hitting a shot to Samantha Stosur during their second match. The ball was still considered 'alive', and since the outburst interrupted the opponents chance to return the shot, it violated the rules. So the umpire quickly rewarded the point to the Australian player.
Williams mustn't have read the code of conduct handbook because she went off on the umpire after her call. "I promise you,'' Williams said to the chair umpire Sunday during her loss in the women's finals, "if you ever see me walking down the hall, look the other way. Cause you're out of control. You're out of control.''
Before that Williams shouted, "You're a hater. And you're unattractive inside."
Williams has yet to apologize and addressed it during a press conference.
"I don't even remember what I said,'' Williams said later. "It was just so intense out there. It's the final for me, and I was just, I guess I'll see it on YouTube."
"I don't know. I was just in the zone. I think everyone, when they play, they kind of zone out kind of thing.''
The fine really is nothing after all she earned a whopping $1.4 million during the tournament.
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Online Dish: Serena Served $2000 Fine After US Open Tirade
Serena Williams fined after she verbally attacked umpire Eva Asderaki during her defeat in the US Open final.
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