Venus Williams Fined $3.000

Venus Williams

Venus Williams has been handed a $3,000 fine by tournament organizers for not showing up at a news conference following her first-round exit at the French Open.

After the 15th-seeded Williams lost 7-6 (5), 6-1 to Sloane Stephens on Monday, she snubbed the media, instead issuing a short statement.

It was Williams’ second opening defeat in three years at Roland Garros.

Source – ABC News