Williams $82,500 Fine Over The Top?

 Serena Williams

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Eleven-time singles Grand Slam champion, Serena Williams, has been fined $82,500 for her verbal outburst directed at a lineswoman at the U.S. Open in September.   Williams now must go through a two year probationary period.  If she is charged with another “major offense” her fine could climb to $175,000 and she could be barred from participating in the U.S. Open.

Okay, so Williams was out of line.  So she blew her cool.  But this is a record high fine for a pro tennis player.   I don’t agree with what she did, but neither do I think she should she be treated like she started a hockey brawl on a tennis court and put someone’s eye out.  Come on.  Remember Jimmy Conners and Ilie “Nasty” Nastase?  Can we get real?

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