Early today I reported that Serena Williams had yet another outburst during a U.S. Open performance and now she has been fined $2,000 for throwing a fit over a single play call.
When you take into consideration that Williams earned $1.4 million at this years U.S. Open, despite not winning the tournament that penalty is equal to just 0.14% of her earnings, hardly a slap on the wrist for the fashionista who often drops more than $2,000 on a single article of clothing.
According to the US Tennis Association the fine "is consistent with similar offenses at Grand Slam events" which I suppose places her on even grounds with other players however other sports organizations such as the NBA often place higher fines on high earning players to ensure they don't repeat their offenses.
So why the small fine? According to officiating members of professional tennis her offense wasn't considered a "major offense under the Grand Slam Code of Conduct."
Serena will not receive a suspension or any other fines, in the meantime here's her outbreak:
Based on this offense and the fact that she's a repeat offender at this particular tournament do you believe Serena Williams should have been handed down a bigger fine for her actions or perhaps even a suspension?
Perhaps professional tennis simply doesn't want to lose one of their biggest stars for any period of time.