Serena Williams couldn’t be happier that she and Meghan Markle are friends. As fans of Serena know, she is a royal in the tennis court the way Meghan is to the royal family.
With all of the status games aside, they’re mostly just good friends, and Serena is pleased she has someone as special as Meghan at her side. During a chat with reporters from The Project, Williams dished on the positive effects of having the Duchess of Sussex in her life.
According to Williams, they were just “texting each other this morning.” Serena told a story of how she relied on Meghan following her loss at the 2018 US Open.
As it was previously reported, Serena lost to the 20-year-old rising star, Naomi Osaka, shortly before she got into a verbal altercation with the court umpire, Carlos Ramos.
Serena accused Carlos of stealing points form her, and suggested that his coaching was influenced by sexist beliefs. Later, Williams stated that she was fighting for the rights of women everywhere.
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Williams claimed that men get away with far more outlandish behavior on the court, and rarely receive a punishment.
“We really are relying on each other a lot lately,” the tennis professional remarked. As fans of the legendary athlete know, she and her husband, Alexis Ohanian, one of the key creators of Reddit, went to Markle’s May 19th royal wedding.
According to Serena, Meghan and Harry’s wedding is something that people will probably look back on with fond memories. Markle and Williams have known each other since 2014 when they met at a charity flag football event.
At the time, Meghan was just an actress on Suits, and she dished on her new friendship on her website, The Tig. Meghan wrote on her lifestyle blog that their “endless ambition” connected them at the hips.