ITF president says ban unlikely for Serena

Saturday, November 7, 2009 - 12:31pm

The president of the International Tennis Federation thinks Serena Williams will receive a hefty monetary fine but will not be suspended for the Australian Open for her U.S. Open tirade.

In an interview with The Associated Press on Saturday, Francesco Ricci Bitti said a monetary fine would "make much more sense."

Grand Slam administrator Bill Babcock is due to hand his recommendation to the Grand Slam committee, which will likely announce the sanction Monday or Tuesday.