Serena Williams was fined $ 17,000 by the organizers of the US Open. for committing three violations of the code of conduct during the second set of the women’s final that lost this Saturday against Japan’s Naomi Osaka 6-2 and 6-4.
Williams was sanctioned in the second set by the chairman, the Portuguese Carlos Ramos, for receiving help from the coach’s box, Patrick Mouratoglou, breaking the racket on the floor and verbal abuse to accuse him of “thief.”
The actions of Williams, who at the post-match press conference said the sanctions were “sexist,” eclipsed the triumph of Osaka, 20, who became the first Japanese tennis player to win the US Open and a Grand Slam tournament.
Williams, 36, who played his 14th US Open final, was unable to claim his seventh title in the last Grand Slam tournament of the season and the twenty-fourth of his professional career, which would have allowed him to tie with the legendary Australian Margaret Court, which has the best brand.
The American received a prize of $ 1,850,000 for playing the final.