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Serena Williams fined $17,000 for outburst at US Open

Serena Williams fined $17,000 for outburst at US Open

The women's US Open final on Saturday ended with both the victor and loser standing on the court in tears and the crowd booing loudly-and the blame for such an freaky conclusion rests squarely on the fragile ego of chair umpire Carlos Ramos.

Serena Williams absorbed a US$17,000 fine in the wake of her tumultuous US Open final loss to Naomi Osaka on Sunday (Sep 9) as debate raged over whether the code violations that sparked her meltdown were sexist.

After Serena lost the first set to the 20th seed, chair umpire Carlos Ramos gave Serena the first code violation in the form of a warning early in the second set for getting instructions from her coach Patrick Mouratoglou.

Williams remained upset and later smashed her racket on the court, which resulted in another violation - this time resulting in a point penalty.

"Because I'm a woman, you're going to take this away from me?" she said to officials. I don't cheat, I didn't get coaching.

"I've seen other men call other umpires several things", she said. "Yes you are. You owe me an apology", she said.

'You will never, ever, ever be on another court of mine as long as you live. She then addressed Williams directly: "I'm really glad I was able to play with you". "We don't have any code, and I know that you don't know that and I understand why you may have thought that was coaching, but I'm telling you it's not". As Osaka stood on the winner's podium after the match, crowd members booed. Williams made reference to the incident last week when French player Alize Cornet was warned for removing her shirt on court during a heatwave.

What Williams said then: "I don't need to see the replay".

"If I had to go through this just an example for next person who wants to express herself, maybe it did not work out for me but may work out for next person", she said. We'll get through it. Let's not boo anymore...

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Did you watch the women's US Open grand final?

Serena Williams was docked a game by an umpire after a series of controversial calls. Watch select excerpts above.

However, he said that all coaches coach from the' box, including Osaka's coach Sascha Bajin, and that he believes a change in the rules was needed.

(AAP)Serena Williams is overcome by emotion at the end of her match.

Williams approached Ramos after the call.

You had a feeling that Serena Williams' outburst was coming. I know you guys were here rooting, and I was rooting, too, but let's make this the best moment we can. On Sunday, Williams was fined $17,000 USA for three code violations, The Associated Press reported.

Williams came to Osaka's defence after a controversial end to play in NY. It blows my mind. "I probably should have closed her out in the second set". And they're going to be allowed to do that because of today.

'But you can not deny there have been a lot worse situations and I'm not going to name names.


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