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