UPDATED 7/9/19 at 6:37 p.m. ET: Serena Williams doesn't seem to concerned about the $10,000 penalty.
After defeating Alison Riske, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, on Tuesday, the tennis star addressed the hefty fine she received from the All England Club.
"I haven't really thought about it, to be honest. I just threw my racket. I got fined," she reporters.
When asked if she believed the action caused $10,000 worth of damage, Williams responded: "I mean, I guess if you could tell me, I would appreciate it. I mean, I have always been an Avenger in my heart. Maybe I'm super strong, I don't know."
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Prior to the official start of this year's Wimbledon, Serena Williams allegedly damaged one of the tennis courts during a practice session. She's been hit with a $10,000 fine.
The Associated Press reports that the 23-time Grand Slam champion threw her racket and inflicted damage to the court while practicing on Sunday. The All England Club, which organizes the annual event, handed the tennis great the $10,000 fine, which is relatively minuscule given she's accumulated $367,000 in guaranteed winnings for making it this far in the tournament.
Williams wasn't the only player to receive a penalty on Monday. The All England Club is requiring that Fabio Forgnini pay a $3,000 fine for saying he wished a bomb would hit Wimbledon following his loss. Nick Kyrgios was hit with two separate violations, totaling $8,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct.
Williams has faired very well at Wimbledon so far and will face off against fellow American Alison Riske in the quarterfinals on Tuesday. Although she has yet to publicly address her fine, fans of the athlete took to Twitter to protest the penalty, especially in the context of Forgnini's mere $3,000.