NEW YORK (AP) -- Serena Williams has issued a second statement about what she calls her "inappropriate outburst" at a U.S. Open line judge.
Williams said she wants to amend her original press release and wants to "sincerely apologize" to the official; to her opponent Saturday night, Kim Clijsters; to the U.S. Tennis Association; and to tennis fans.
The apology was issued Monday, more than 36 hours after Williams' profanity-laced tirade at a line judge who called a foot fault late in the defending champion's semifinal loss to Kim Clijsters.
Williams was fined US$10,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct and could face further penalties.
She and her sister Venus were scheduled to play in the women's doubles final Monday.