Serena Williams’ aggressive behavior is creating problem for her. The American tennis star is in hot water for her outburst at the US Open. Today on the Serena Williams outburst episode, an information has been released by the Grand Slam Committee on its ruling. The Grand Slam Committee Administrator is determined that at the US Open, the younger of the Williams’ sisters had committed the Grand Slam Major Offence of Aggravated Behaviour for her misconduct. The Penalties enforced were given below:
1. Ms. Williams was fined $175,000 (including the $10,000 penalty already paid) which will be reduced to $82,500 if no further Grand Slam Major Offence conviction occurs through and including 2011;
2. Serena was handed a suspended sentence from participation in either the 2010, 2011 or 2012 US Open, should she commit a further Grand Slam Major Offence conviction occurs through and including 2011;
3. If a further Grand Slam Major Offence is committed during the period, the full penalties will be re-instated in addition to any other penalties imposed for the subsequent Grand Slam Major Offence;
4. As always, all financial penalties arising from misconduct at Grand Slam tournaments are donated by the Grand Slam tournaments to the Grand Slam Development Fund.
The Decision and Penalties of the Administrator were affirmed by the Grand Slam Committee on 28 November 2009, and they also informed Serena Williams about it. The Grand Slam Committee is an independent governing body. For the establishment and enforcement of the Grand Slam Rules, Code of Conduct and Regulations, the Grand Slam Committee is responsible. One member from each of the four Grand Slams constitutes the Grand Slam Committee. Currently these four member are Lucy S. Garvin (US), Geoff Pollard (Aus), Tim Phillips (Wimb) and Jean Gachassin (Fra)