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Serena fined £13,156 for code violations

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Serena fined £13,156 for code violations

Serena Williams has been handed fine totalling £13,156 for three code violations during Saturday’s US Open final.

She was docked £7,739 by the tournament referee’s office for verbal abuse of chair umpire Carlos Ramos, £2,321 for breaking her racket and £3,095 for being warned for coaching.

The money was deducted from her prize money of £1.43m as she emerged the tournament’s runner-up. Williams was defeated by Naomi Osaka in Saturday’s final.

Initially, Williams received a code violation for coaching, was also penalized for calling umpire Ramos a thief, and handed a penalty point for racket abuse.

Williams, 36, insisted she didn’t received coaching, and saying right on court that she would rather lose than cheat, and in her post-match conference, she accusing Ramos of sexism.

Under Article III, Section P, Williams was found guilty and according to the section a player is subject to a fine up to £15,478.

Coaching comes in different categories in tennis. It’s any kind of communications, audible or visible, between a coach and a player may be regarded as coaching, and she was also charged for abuse of rackets or equipment.

Defeat dents Willaims’ hope to equal to 24 all-time Grand Slam titles of Margaret Court, but instead turn around to be Osaka becomes Japan’s first Grand Slam champion.

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Umpire suspended after Kyrgios pep talk at the US Open

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Umpire suspended after Kyrgios pep talk at the US Open

Umpire Mohamed Lahyani has been suspended from his next two scheduled tournaments after he was found trying to encourage Nick Kyrgios during a match at the US Open.

Lahyani climbed down from his chair in an unusual way and had a lengthy chat with the Kyrgios during his match against Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the second-round of the tournament.

Kyrgios was trailing by a set and 3-0 down and showing little effort, and the umpire was heard telling him he wanted to help him. I know this is not you, because you are great for tennis, said Lahyani.

Kyrgios later turned the match around and won the contest, and an annoyed Herbert claimed the umpire had overstepped the mark, sentiments which were condemned by the likes of Roger Federer.

US Open officials decided that, Lahyani could continue in the chair for the remainder of the tournament, even though he was found to have violated the rules, while stressing he should abide by proper protocols

However, governing body ATP has now confirmed Ina statement that Lahyani, one of the tour’s seven full-time umpire’s has been suspended and would not take part in the next two scheduled events in China Open to hold in Beijing and the Rolex Shanghai Masters, after it conducted its own internal review.

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Serena’s claims unjustified – Rusedski

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Serena’s claims unjustified – Rusedski

Serena Williams’ claim that she was a victim of sexism when she was defeated in the US Open final by Naomi Osaka are unjustified according to to Greg Rusedski.

Carlos Ramos was at the center of a storm in the sexism accusation over the way the experienced Portuguese official treated Williams at Flushing Meadows on Saturday’s defeat to Naomi Osaka.

In the important second set of the match, Williams was docked a game for calling the umpire Ramos a thief following the receipt of two code violations by her, and in the post match conference, she called her penalty sexist.

The WTA Tours chief executive Steve Simon and US great Billie Jean King, both questioned the initial code violation given to William for on-court coaching, in their support for the American superstar.

But Former British No 1 Rusedski has clear the air about his feelings on the incident. Speaking with Sky Sports, Rusedski said, Williams was going throughout the match, she therefore instead the umpire did the right thing, and due to what happened with Nick Kyrgios earlier in the tournament, she believed the referee was going to be very strong.

She added that all players were upset when umpire Mohamed Lahyani came down from his chair and gave Kyrgios a pep talk, so there going to be a strict officiating for the rest of the tournament, and that’s exactly what Ramos did throughout the match, according to Rusedski.

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Serena Williams through to US Open final emphatically after win over Anastasija Sevastova

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Serena Williams through to US Open final emphatically after win over Anastasija Sevastova

Serena Williams beat Anastasija Sevastova in just an hour and 6 minutes in US Open semi-final, and set to have another shot at winning her first Grand Slam title the birth of her child.

The American superstar who lost to Angelique Kerber Williams in the Wimbledon final in July, beat the 19th seed Latvian Sevastova 6-3 6-0.

Williams, 36, will face Naomi Osaka of Japan in Saturday’s final following the 20th seed Japanese defeated Madison Keys.

Victory for Williams in Saturday’s final will equal 24 Grand Slam singles titles record by Margaret Court.

Speaking after the match, Williams recalled last year she was literally fighting for her life at the hospital following the delivery of her baby, and said it’s really incredible to be in the final this year.

Age also said she’s grateful to have the opportunity to play tennis every day she step out of the court. So no matter what happens after a particular match, the feeling of a winning is what I always feels, said Williams.

After the match, the mother of one said the only time she move closer to the net is to shake hands. Even though she’s is a good doubles player, but her domination from the back of the tennis court is great when she plays as a single player.

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