Tennis

Serena Williams’ smashed racket from the US Open sold for $20,910

Williams damaged the racket in the bad-tempered 2018 loss, a match which sparked controversy after the 23-time grand slam champion was docked a game for clashing with umpire Carlos Ramos.The item was one of a number pieces of well-known sporting memorabilia up for grabs at Goldin Auctions.A Jesse Owens gold medal from the 1936 Olympics was the most expensive lot, fetching $615,000, while a signed LeBron James rookie card from the 2003-4 season sold for $198,030."This was truly a remarkable event in both the wide assortment of items and the record prices realized for so many of them," said Ken Goldin, founder of Goldin Auctions.Visit CNN.com/sport for more news, videos and featuresIn total, 1,500 lots generated $4.3 million in sales, with five pieces of memorabilia closing for more than $100,000. Williams initially gave her smashed racket to ball boy Justin Arrington-Holmes, who sold it to a dealer in Manhattan for $500 earlier this year, according to the New York Times. "Looking back I wish I'd had someone help me with the process," said Holmes. "I was not familRead More – Source