Federer fined USD 1,500 for US Open argument

Roger Federer of Switzerland

Federer used a profanity when talking with the chair umpire during the final in New York on Sunday which he eventually lost to Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro.

Federer's fine imposed yesterday pales in comparison to Serena Williams who was docked USD 10,000 for threatening to shove a ball down the throat of a female line judge in an expletive-laden tirade in her final singles match.
Williams was also fined USD 500 for throwing her racquet.
Tournament spokesman Chris Widmaier says there were a total of USD 31,500 in fines levied at the 2009 US Open.
Vera Zvonareva and Daniel Koellerer were fined the same amount as Federer for swearing.
Canadian doubles player Daniel Nestor was fined USD 5,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct directed at an unruly fan of his opponent who were cheering double faults.

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