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Williams issues new statement, apologizes

NEW YORK (AP) - Serena Williams has issued a second statement to "sincerely apologize" for what she calls her "inappropriate outburst" at the U.S. Open.

The apology was issued Monday, more than 36 hours after Williams' profanity-laced tirade at the lineswoman.

The official called a foot fault late in the defending champion's semifinal loss to Clijsters on Saturday night.

Williams was fined $10,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct and could face further penalties. She and her sister Venus are playing in the women's doubles final.

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