Serena Williams fined. Naomi Osaka became the first Japanese player to win the Grand Slam singles title, while her ideal Serena Williams, who suffered defeat in the US Open final, called the umpire on chair “thief” in anger. Considering her outburst in finals US Tennis Association imposed a fine of $17,000 on Serena.
Twenty-year-old Osaka won 6-2, 6-4 in the title match. During this time, Serena was warned by the umpire Carlos Ramos in the second set due to taking coaching from the box between the match. This voilation caused her a fine of $4,000.
Serena was warned of violating the Code of Conduct and penalty of one point on the foul on the racket, then this American player was furious. This second violation caused her fine of $3,000.
Crying Serena termed the umpire as a ‘thief’ and in anger she asked the officer to apologize. Serena said, ‘You are attacking my character. You will never be able to come back to my court. You are a liar.’
After this, the chair umpire Carlos Ramos gave the pissed Serena a penalty of a game for the third violation of the umpire code, which caused a game to go away from Osaka’s second set in 5-3 ahead and win. This also caused her a fine of $10,000.
The third violation was on the use of abuses. Serena won the next game, but Osaka saved her service and won a historic victory for her country.
Irony of Serena
Serena is looking for a Grand Slam title since the birth of her daughter Olympia on September 1, 2017. Osaka ruined Serena’s 24th Grand Slam title, which would match the record of the Margaret Court’s 24 Grand Slam titles.