Williams received a slap on the wrist, a $2,000 fine for her latest outburst Sunday during the US Open final in NY.
Williams also reportedly said: “I promise you, that’s not cool. That’s totally not cool.”
Other alleged quotes from Serena Williams meltdown:
“If you ever see me walking down the hall, look the other way.”
“You’re out of control. … You’re a hater, and you’re just unattractive inside.”
“Really, don’t even look at me.”
You may recall that in 2009, Williams was fined $275,000 for an outburst directed at a linesman in a losing effort against Kim Clijsters.
The USLTA said the $2,000 fine this time was consistent with similar offenses. The outburst was not ruled a major incident.
We believe this fine is totally inadequate. There was no mention of the earlier incident.
That respect is not a requirement in this association is very sad. For a second incident, a suspension should have been considered.
Most important to the tennis group is the revenue made with top players in tournaments. Unfortunate.