82K is nothing for her, she made that much while she was being punished for her actions. Also I'm glad she was reprimanded for her actions because actions like that in public let alone national television should not be tolerated. There are millions of kids looking up to her and her actions have consequences whether she realizes or not. Hopefully the 82K would be spent on building tennis courts for girls.
She threatened the lines-woman with violence! This fine is nothing to her. Keep in mind she was still allowed to compete in tournaments after that incident. Personally I think she should have been banned for some time from the tour, perhaps a year.
I believe that the monetary penalties being imposed on Serena are inconsequential. Whether the amount is $50,000 or $500,000 the reality of the situation is that she is essentially buying her way out of culpability. I think that the best way Tennis's Governing Body to handle the situation would have been to suspend her from competing in the double's final the next day with her sister. The fact that they are fining her after the fact only further diminishes Women's Tennis as a sport that can thrive at all without Serena Williams image front and center.
Not excessive at all. She should of been suspended and I wouldn't blame the judge if she filed a civil suit against her, if not already. This type of stuff is unacceptable, especially for the kids who watch this so called "Role Model"!
Serena has changed the face of tennis in a very negative way. Not just because of this incident, but through-out the later part of her career. She pioneered the "come-on!". Anyone that's under 30 in the US knows that that translates to "is that all you got?!" very unsportsman like. Angry woman - getting angrier with age it would seem.