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USTA makes right call on Serena's fine

Originally Published: September 13, 2011
By Johnette Howard | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- It's indisputable that Serena Williams could have behaved better, even when she felt wronged Sunday by yet another tennis authority figure making a rare call at a curious time. But the bottom line is the USTA got it right this time when it decided Monday to fine Williams only $2,000 for berating the chair umpire who penalized her an important point in her women's final Sunday against eventual Open champion Samantha Stosur. Tennis could have slapped her with a year's suspension, but ...

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