Serena Williams fined $17K adding insult to sexist injury

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Serena Williams fined $17K adding insult to sexist injury

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Serena Williams already paid a hefty price for the events which transpired on court during the women's singles final of the U.S. Open. But now, in addition to being issued point deductions and being forced to forfeit an entire game, she will now have to pay a fine of $17,000 for three code violations.

Since the match on Saturday night, the sport has found itself embroiled in a sexism row over the double standards at play when it comes to the difference in the way male and female players are penalised. On Sunday, the United States Tennis Association said the tournament referee Brian Earley had ruled that Williams would be fined $4,000 for a coaching violation, $3,000 for racket abuse, and $10,000 for verbal abuse.

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