Serena's US Open Tirade to Cost Her $2K

Williams ordered to pay up after letting loose
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 12, 2011 3:28 PM CDT

(Newser) – How much cash will Serena Williams lose for calling the chair umpire a "hater" (among many other things) yesterday? Just $2,000, which sounds puny, and sounds even punier when you consider that's just 0.14% of the $1.4 million Williams earned at the US Open. The AP reports that the US Tennis Association notes that the fine "is consistent with similar offenses at Grand Slam events."

Lucky for Williams, the powers that be decided that her behavior didn't qualify as a "major offense under the Grand Slam Code of Conduct," which means that this is a closed book—no suspension or further fines will be issued. Click for more on her outburst. (Read more Serena Williams stories.)

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