A FINE mess you’ve got me into

25 Jan

Many of us feel hard done by when it comes to the range of on the spot fines that are imposed on us. Parking and speeding fines, not wearing your bicycle helmet, jay-walking, and not picking up after your dog… Spare a thought for the players of the WTA and ATP tours. Fines are administered for a plethora of reasons. Some of these are audible and verbal obscenities, equipment abuse, not giving best efforts (hmm does this apply to the Indian cricket team) and even coaching!

And just who heads up the naughty list. Yep no prizes for guessing – Serena Williams with a mammoth US $ 104,500. Most of this was for her extraordinary outburst at the 2009 US Open, where she went balllistic at a lineswoman and among other things threatened to “shove a f____g ball down your f_____g throat.

Serena Williams at the 2009 US Open

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