Serena Williams slapped with Wimbledon fine for incident prior to Championships

The money will be little change for Williams, who will pocket a guaranteed £294,000 for reaching the singles quarter-finals earlier today.

The American has been found guilty of “unsportsmanlike conduct” for throwing her racket prior to the Championships getting underway.

On Sunday, June 30, one day before her first-round tie, Williams threw her racket and has consequently been slapped with the punishment.

The financial setback has not affected her on-court results as she breezed past Carla Suarez Navarro in straight sets today.

Williams is one of the favourites to win the Wimbledon title as the majority of the top seeds have fallen.

And she feels confident in her ability to clinch a 24th Grand Slam title this week which would take her equal with Margaret Court’s all-time record.

“The rust definitely wearing off,” Williams said.

“Most of all I feel confident that I can actually move and I don’t have to, like, go for winners so soon because I’m in pain.

“It’s like, Oh, now I can just play my game, hit shots, not have to worry about anything else.

“It’s good when your mind is clear and you can just play.”

Williams is also in mixed doubles action alongside Andy Murray tomorrow evening.

The pair won their opening match in straight sets and are confident for a strong run in the draw.

“We have a lot we want to get better on as a team,” Williams said after their opening win.

“I think we did great for the first day. I think overall we just want to keep it up. I thought we served well.

“Just, you know, those key points, kind of getting in the groove. We both haven’t played a tremendous amount.

“I think we both are kind of really taking this, Okay, this is great for both of us to get those points, those points we really need to convert on.”