Tomorrow Bill Babcock, the Grand Slam administrator will announce Serena William’s punishment for lashing out against a female line-judge during the US Open semi-final match against Kim Clijsters.
Many believed a suitable punishment for Serena Williams whose fortune is believed to be over $50 million, would be to suspend her from defending the Australian Open singles title in January.
Francisco Ricci Bitti, president of the International Tennis Federation, doesn’t think that a suspension would be appropriate since it “would penalize the people handing out the punishment.” Is the ITF bowing down to the tennis megastars again by letting her play in the Australian Open?
Still others feel a significant financial penalty would make more sense. But how much would be enough since a financial penalty might not really hurt Serena who is thought to be worth millions of dollars?
What punishment should Serena Williams face? Should they financially penalize her or ban her from the Australian Open?
Let us know what you think in the comments.