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Serena Williams has been fined

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Serena Williams of the United States returns to her chair after smashing her racket during her Women's Singles finals match against Naomi Osaka of Japan during the 2018 US Open in New York City on September 8, 2018.

Williams' focus will return to her main task on Thursday when the 11th seeded American faces unseeded Czech Barbora Strycova in the semi-finals as she bids to claim a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title.

Williams during the match was warned for receiving coaching, penalized a point for destroying her racket and docked a game in the second set for what Ramos deemed verbal abuse.

In an essay for Harper's Bazaar in the US, Williams, 37, penned an essay in which she has another go at saying sorry, while maintaining she was treated unfairly.

Serena Williams' body is sculpted by the finest craftsman in heaven and she is showing it off on the cover of Harper's Bazaar in an unretouched photo that bares her bottom.

"This debacle ruined something that should have been wonderful and historic", Williams wrote.

"I play this game with dignity, and I love the sport". "She was not giving it to me".

After drawing heavy criticism for her behavior during the 2018 U.S. Open, tennis legend Serena Williams credited her opponent, Naomi Osaka, for encouraging her to continue speaking up against injustice.

Lifting her play a much-needed notch down the stretch to grab the last three games, capping the comeback with her 19th ace - at 121 miles per hour, no less - Williams reached the semifinals at the All England Club by gutting out a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 win over 55th-ranked Alison Riske. "But I had no idea the media would pit us against each other", she wrote. "I would love the chance to live that moment over again", Willaims said. "She's the greatest athlete I think that's ever been on the women's side". I would get another one for my house. I can't wait for your future, and believe me I will always be watching as a big fan! A smiling Riske said her wedding plans were all in place thanks to Stephen, who played collegiate tennis and has worked with Americans Rajeev Ram and Mardy Fish.

Williams was due back on Centre Court later Tuesday to play mixed doubles with Andy Murray. Once again, I am so proud of you. It's the one you remember best; it's supposed to be the most special.

"Because it was my first final and my first Grand Slam victory, overall I felt really happy and I know that I accomplished a lot", she said. "We are told to sit down and be quiet, which frankly is just not something I'm okay with", she concludes. I mean, I think I'm very open with you guys.

Williams reached the semifinals at the All England Club for the 12th time, overcoming five breaks of serve to beat Alison Riske 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 Tuesday on Centre Court. At this point, Williams wrote that she felt, "passionately compelled to stand up for [herself]" and demanded an apology from the umpire.

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