Last Saturday, we saw how Japanese Naomi Osaka became one of the youngest players to win the US Open after beating Serena Williams 6-2 and 6-4, but this performance of the Japanese was overshadowed by the behavior of the winner of Grand Slams in history.
After being the finest tennis player in history in 2012, Serena Williams had played no role until last Saturday in an act likely to be sanctioned when he called "president" Carlos Santos a "thief", his racket broke and advice got from his coach. during the final of the US Open. The fine was $ 17,000.
This amount is deducted from the $ 1.8 million he received because he was the finalist of the last big of the year.
The page The Tennis Space collected that until 2012 the youngest of the Williams $ 104,500 in fines had accumulated, being the most fined in history so far ahead of Bethanie Mattek-Sands ($ 13,000) and Victoria Azarenka ($ 7,000).
These $ 17,000 fines imposed on the finalist of this edition of the US Open are not the highest economic penalty that the tennis player receives, nor the highest imposed this season. In the Australian Open the German Mischa Zverev was sanctioned with $ 45,000 for his retirement in the first round of this tournament, based on an injury. But the organization decided to impose the sanction to consider that the performance of the Germans did not meet what a Grand Slam means.
In 2009, in a game at the US Open, Williams threatened a lineman with a ball in his throat, after he called a bad service and he lost the match of the Belgian Kim Clijsters. That statement to the line judge cost her a $ 95,000 fine.
With the economic punishment imposed a few days ago, Serena adds more than $ 120,000 for unsportsmanlike behavior on tennis courts, a figure that does not dull the $ 27 million she earned last year, making her the most successful athlete in 2017
This act happened with the 23 times winner of Grand Slams who caused the division of opinions about the attitude and fine that was applied to the tennis player, such as the Women Tennis Association (WTA) or the International Tennis Federation (ITF) have talked about it, with different opinions.
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