The Serena Williams controversy rages on…
ICYMI yesterday, Serena was playing in the U.S. Open Championship against Naomi Osaka when an official’s call set Serena off on a long tirade against the referees there at the match.
Well, now we know what type of punishment Serena is facing: some very, very hefty fines. According to reports, Serena will have to pay down the following fines because of her behavior on the court (below):
–$4,000 for a ‘coaching violation’
–$3,000 for smashing her tennis racket
–$10,000 for verbal abuse towards the official
Wow! $17,000 in fines is a lot — granted, Serena makes a ton of money, but she got hit with a pretty hard penalty over the incident!!
Interestingly, it’s completely divided fans — mostly along gender lines — when it comes to analyzing Serena’s behavior and whether, as she says, she was the victim of a double-standard and a male tennis player wouldn’t have been penalized the same way as she has been.