Serena Williams fined total of $17K at US Open

Serena Williams fined total of $17K at US Open
Posted at 11:15 AM, Sep 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-09 14:24:53-04

NEW YORK (KGTV and AP) -- Following a controversial loss at the U.S. Open Final, Serena Williams has been fined $17,000. 

The tournament referee's office docked Williams $10,000 Sunday for "verbal abuse" of chair umpire Carlos Ramos. 

Williams was fined an additional $4,000 for being wasned for coaching and $3,000 for breaking her racket. 

The money will be taken from her prize money of $1.85 million as the runner up. Naomi Osaka beat Williams during Saturday's final. 

Under Article III, Section P, "verbal abuse" is defined as "a statement about an official, opponent, sponsor, spectator or other person that implies dishonesty or is derogatory, insulting or otherwise abusive." The section says a player is subject to a fine up to $20,000 for each violation.

Williams was cited for verbally abusing Ramos, calling him a "thief."