During her Saturday defeat to Japan’s Naomi Osaka 6-2 6-4 in the final match of the competition, Williams was penalized for on-court coaching and a point penalty for breaking her racquet before a heated confrontation with umpire Carlos Ramos ended with her losing a game.
The tournament referee’s office fined the former world number one 10,000 dollars for the “verbal abuse” of Ramos, 4,000 dollars for being warned for coaching and 3,000 dollars for smashing her racket.
Williams who vehemently argued against each of the violations during the match, was out to win her 24th Grand Slam singles title on Saturday.
She had earlier called the umpire a “thief” for giving her a point penalty, she also demanded that he apologized for handing her the penalty wrongfully.
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