Kelly Rowland fuming over Serena’s ‘sexist’ $17K tennis fine

Kelly Rowland fuming over Serena’s ‘sexist’ $17K tennis fine

Kelly Rowland is making a racket in protection of pal Serena Williams after the tennis nice was hit with a five-digit fine following her US Open defeat on Saturday to 20-year-old underdog Naomi Osaka.

“We’re going to name it like it’s — sexist. Now we have extra work to do with girls’s equality,” singer, actress and tv persona Rowland informed The Submit on the Prabal Gurung style present on Sunday. “It was horrible; I used to be there.”

Williams struggled all through the Grand Slam match, at one level smashing her racket in anger and getting dinged some extent. After Williams’ ensuing altercation with a chair umpire, the US Tennis Affiliation dominated she engaged in a type of “verbal abuse” and fined the star athlete $17,000 for 3 code violations.

Rowland isn’t having it.

“Ridiculous,” fumes the co-founding member of Future’s Little one. “She didn’t yell on the umpire; she merely referred to as him a thief, which is strictly what he’s.”

Venus Williams, La La Anthony, Kelly Rowland cheer for Serena Williams during the women's final of the US Open.
Venus Williams, La La Anthony, Kelly Rowland watch Serena Williams in the course of the girls’s closing of the US Open.Getty Pictures

“I believe that if it was a person in [Serena’s] place, it could have been completely totally different,” she provides.

Rowland can also be talking out in assist of Osaka, who wept in the course of the trophy ceremony as a belligerent crowd booed her victory. “I felt dangerous for Naomi as a result of — as Serena said — she did play an exquisite recreation,” Rowland says. “It was unhappy that she couldn’t also have a second for herself. It was very awkward.”

Along with taking in tennis matches, the Grammy-winning artist is engaged on her new album. At dwelling, she’s harmonizing together with her 3-year-old son, Titan Jewell. “I do sing with him on a regular basis,” she says. “He’s actually in a music class proper now. He’s loving it.”

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