Serena punished, sort of, for an outburst at the Open final Sunday

By: AP
By: AP

NEW YORK (AP) -- Serena Williams has been fined $2,000 by the U.S. Open for berating the chair umpire during Sunday's 6-2, 6-3 loss to Samantha Stosur in the U.S. Open women's final.

The USTA also says Williams' conduct did not rise to the level of a major offense under the Grand Slam Code of Conduct. She was under probation because of an outburst at the 2009 U.S. Open.

Williams earned $1.4 million at the year's final major tennis tournament: $900,000 for reaching the final, plus a $500,000 bonus for finishing first in the standings of the U.S. Open Series, which takes into account results at hard-court tune-up tournaments.

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