Serena Williams of the United States questions the call of chair umpire Eva Asderakia while playing against Samantha Stosur of Australia during the Women's Singles Final on Day Fourteen of the 2011 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 11, 2011 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.

*Serena Williams has been fined $2 000 by the US Open for berating the chair umpire during the final.

Tournament referee Brian Earley issued his ruling on today, one day after Williams was cited by chair umpire Eva Asderaki for a code violation for verbal abuse during a 6-2, 6-3 loss to Sam Stosur at Flushing Meadows.

Williams earned $1.4 million at the US Open: $900,000 for reaching the final, plus a $500,000 bonus for finishing first in the standings of the US Open Series, which takes into account results at hard-court tuneup tournaments.

The USTA also said Grand Slam committee director Bill Babcock determined “Williams’ conduct … does not rise to the level of a major offense.” She was under probation because of an outburst at the 2009 US Open.