Following an "investigation," officials have fined Serena Williams $2,000 for her lengthy one-way conversation with chair umpire Eva Asderaki during the U.S. Open women's final. Officials also determined that the "outburst" (it was more of a rambling nonsensical rant) was not a major one, and therefore could not be used to extend Williams' probation, which ends with the close of the tournament. I heard a commentator complain that the fine was symbolic and therefore useless. I'll certainly go with "symbolic":
Behavior: Called chair umpire a "hater," a "loser" and "unattractive inside" when she disagreed with the umpire's call
Reason given for behavior: "It was just so intense out there."
Media attention: Immediate and dramatic
Fine assessed: $2,000
Behavior: Called his opponent (some reported it was the chair umpire) a "dumbass" for what he thought was a ridiculous assumption that he (Fish) could actually understand a language other than English
Reason given for behavior: "We were fired up out there."
Media attention: Mentioned in passing
Fine assessed: $0,000