Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams and Daniil Medvedev Lead the Front for the Biggest Fines at US Open

Published 08/28/2021, 4:41 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 31: A general view of Arthur Ashe Stadium during the Women’s Singles third round match between Naomi Osaka of Japan and Cori Gauff of the United States on day six of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 31, 2019 in Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)


It’s time for the final Grand Slam of the season and players are set to compete at the US Open this year. Since it is the last chance for players to get a shot at Grand Slam glory, they will be giving it their all.

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As we approach the US Open, we take a look at the players who have received the heaviest fines to date. At times, the emotions do get the better of the players and it results in some outbursts at times. Players such as Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams, and Daniil Medvedev lead the list at the US Open in this aspect. 

SEPTEMBER 06: Novak Djokovic of Serbia tends to a line judge Laura Clark who was hit with the ball during his Men’s Singles fourth round match against Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain on Day Seven of the 2020 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 6, 2020 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Novak Djokovic leads the list at the US Open 

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The Serb was not just fined but also disqualified from the US Open last season for hitting the ball on the lineswoman. In doing so, he was fined $267,500. During the 2018 US Open final, Serena was fined $17,000 for violating the code of conduct. In 2019, Medvedev was fined close to $19,000 for foul language, unsportsmanlike behavior. 

Besides these three top players, even the Bryan brothers have been fined $10,000 for making a shooting gesture towards the officials. Carla Suarez Navarro was fined $40,000 for not playing as a professional as the supervisors reviewed her game when she retired from her match midway. 

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NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 08: Serena Williams of the United States argues with umpire Carlos Ramos during her Women’s Singles finals match against Naomi Osaka of Japan on Day Thirteen of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 8, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images)

The US Open 2021 begins on the 30th of August and will end on the 12th of September. This year, superstars like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Serena Williams will not be seen. However, top guns like Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka will lead from the front. We wish all the players the very best in this last Grand Slam event of the season and may the better player win. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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