Serena Williams Fined: Why $2,000 Was an Appropriate Fine By USTA

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Serena Williams Fined: Why $2,000 Was an Appropriate Fine By USTA
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US Open finalist Serena Williams is known for her competitive nature, which has cost her matches and money, but the United States Tennis Association (USTA) made the right call this time by not overrating the incident and handing out the appropriate fine.

The 29-year-old Williams got fined $2,000 Monday for her verbal outbursts toward the chair umpire during Sunday’s US Open final loss to Samantha Stosur.

The chair umpire awarded Stosur with a point after Williams prematurely yelled, “C’mon!” to herself before a forehand winner out of Stosur’s reach during the first game of the second set of Sunday’s US Open final.

Instead of being back at deuce, Stosur broke Williams' serve and went on to win in straight sets. 

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