The Latest: Venus Williams fined $3.000 at French Open

May 27, 2015, 1:24 AM
Venus Williams of the U.S. returns in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament ag...
Venus Williams of the U.S. returns in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Sloane Stephens of the U.S. at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Monday, May 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
(AP Photo/Michel Euler)

PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open

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Venus Williams has been handed a $3,000 fine by tournament organizers for not showing up at a news conference following her first-round exit at the French Open.

After the 15th-seeded Williams lost 7-6 (5), 6-1 to Sloane Stephens on Monday, she snubbed the media, instead issuing a short statement.

It was Williams’ second opening defeat in three years at Roland Garros.

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The Latest: Venus Williams fined $3.000 at French Open