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Williams is let off with $2,000 fine, following US Open final outburst

Serena Williams has escaped with a fine after her US Open final tirade against the umpire, despite being under probation for a similar offence in 2009.

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SERENA WILLIAMS HAS been fined just $2,000 for her outburst at the chair umpire during the US Open defeat to Samantha Stosur.

The American had been under a Grand Slam probation for another tirade at the tournament in 2009 and she could have faced a ban if officials had deemed the abuse she doled out to be serious enough.

“Williams’ conduct, while verbally abusive, does not rise to the level of a major offense under the grand slam code of conduct,” tournament referee Brian Earley said in a statement.

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