Serena Williams’ smashed racket sold for $20,910 at a New Jersey auction. This was the infamous racket from her US Open final defeat by Naomi Osaka.
Williams smashed her racket in the 2018 loss. This match sparked controversy after the 23-time grand slam champion docked a game for clashing with umpire Carlos Ramos.
Serena Williams’ smashed racket
The racket was one of the most well-known sporting memorabilia at the Goldin Auctions.
Ken Goldin, founder of Goldin Auctions said.
This was truly a remarkable event in both the wide assortment of items and the record prices realized for so many of them.
Reports say the Williams gave her smashed racket to a ball boy Justin Arrington-Holmes. Which he later sold to a dealer in Manhattan for $500 earlier this year. This was according to New York Times.
Looking back I wish I’d had someone help me with the process.
I was not familiar with how any of this works. I just wanted to get rid of it.
Now we all know what Holmes was thinking after the racket sold for a lot of money.
Other items that went under the hammer at Goldin Auctions include a canceled check signed by Michael Jordan, which sold for $12,300, and a used Jerry Rice 49ers jerseys from 1995, which fetched $27,060.