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Serena Williams gets a gosh-awful big fine for cussing at the U.S. Open

November 30, 2009 |  2:55 pm

Looks as if today's gossip theme is "pro athletes gone wild": Tennis superstar Serena Williams let the profanity fly at the U.S. Open earlier this year, and today she's paying the price. 

And it's a record price.

The fine is at least $82,500, increasing to $175,000 if she mouths off at any Grand Slam tournaments in 2010 or 2011.

Our friends over at the Fabulous Forum have all the details, plus a bleep-a-licious video of the outburst, if you're curious.

You aren't allowed to cuss in comments at the Ministry of Gossip either, but unlike in pro tennis, there are no fines -- we just click "delete."

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Serena Williams at a news conference after her Sept. 12 match against Kim Clijsters of Belgium at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York.  Credit: Charles Krupa / Associated Press.

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