1. SOUNDBITE (English) Kelly Rowland, Recording Artist - on Serena Williams' dispute with the chair umpire during the U.S. Open final:
"I was there and she is one of my best friends and I'm happy that she's starting a movement of change for women. That's what I love that she took away from everything. It was the fact that first of all while I was watching it I asked some people around me, I was like, 'What did she say?' and they said, 'He got upset that she called him a thief.' I'm like, the first thing that I thought of was, 'Men say way worse on the court.' But, because it's a female you want her to stay_ I don't know. I don't know what you want but don't put her in a box of what you feel like she should be. She's a woman. She's excellence. She is passionate and she's the voice for so many of us so I feel like when you speak from a passionate place, which she always does, she spoke up for herself. And he was a thief. You're a thief, man."