New York: For her latest United States Open outburst, Serena Williams received a $2,000 fine from the tournament referee Brian Earley on Monday. The fine accounted for about 14-hundredths of a percent of her $1.4 million payday the night before.
Williams collected $900,000 on Sunday for her runner-up finish to Samantha Stosur in women's singles. She also earned $500,000 for her first-place finish in the U.S. Open Series standings, which include other hardcourt events before the Open.
Earley, in a statement, said the fine was "consistent with similar offenses at Grand Slam events." The statement also noted that Bill Babcock, the Grand Slam committee director, conducted an independent review, which determined that Williams's conduct, "while verbally abusive, does not rise to the level of a major offense under the Grand Slam Code of Conduct."