November 30, 2009 / 1:51 PM / 8 years ago

Tennis-Serena Williams fined for U.S. Open tirade

LONDON, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Serena Williams has been fined $175,000 and put on probation for two years for her foul-mouthed tirade at the U.S. Open in September, the International Tennis Federation said on Monday. The ITF said any further offence at a grand slam in the next two years would see her suspended from the U.S. Open in 2010, 2011, or 2012. The fine will be reduced to $82,500 if she commits no further major offence until 2011, the ITF said.

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