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Venus Williams Fined $3,000 For Skipping Media Rituals In Paris

Venus Williams has been sanctioned to the tune of $3,000 (£1,900) by tournament organisers for aborting a mandatory news conference following her first-round exit at the French Open. Williams, seeded 15th at the Roland Garros this year, refused to show up at the post-game media briefing after suffering a 7-6 (7-5) 6-1 defeat at the hands of fellow American Sloane Stephens in the first round. It is the second time 34-year-old’s will suffer opening defeats at the clay tournament in the last three years. Herself and younger sibling, Serena, also received a fine of $4,000 at Wimbledon in 2010 for not...
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