Serena Williams on Meghan Markle friendship: ‘We really have to rely on each other, much’

Serena Williams talked about her enduring friendship with Meghan Markle.

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Serena Williams opened up Sunday about her friend, Meghan Markle.

In an interview with Australia’s “The Project” the tennis star said that she and the Duchess of Sussex “are to rely on each other, a lot” when it comes to dealing with the daily media attention.

“We were actually just texting each other this morning,” Williams said during the interview that was conducted three days after her controversial loss in the us Open final.

“We know each other for a long time, but we really are relying on each other a lot recently,” she added.

Serena Williams and the man Alexis Ohanian attend the royal wedding in May.


Williams, 36, and Markle, 37, have previously spoken about their friendship. The former actress and the superstar, athlete, first met during the 2010 Super Bowl and have been friends ever since, with Williams attending the royal wedding in May with her husband Alexis Ohanian.

“I had the feeling that we were literally looking at the history,” Williams said about Markle and Prince Harry’s marriage. “I feel like in a few years, when I look back on that moment, it is just so historical. It is going to be something that people never forget.

“The whole service was really beautiful and most of all, I just wanted to see my friend happy and I think that is what happened,” Williams recalled.


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Markle was spotted in July attending the Wimbledon singles final between Williams and German Angelique Kerber.


Williams also spoke of “The Project” about the three violations was they who contributed to her loss in Japan’s Naomi Osaka. The tennis player said that she is “not the movement”, her coach Patrick Mouratoglou made that chair umpire Carlos Ramos called illegal coaching.

She added that Mouratoglou’s interview after the match admitting to coaching created further confusion.

“I just don’t understand what he’s talking about,” Williams said. “[Mouratoglou] said: he made a movement, so I was like, ‘OK, you made a movement, now you told me that you were coaching me? That is not logical, why would you say that?’

Serena Williams received three violations during the us Open final.


“I was on the other side, I do not see the movement, so it was just a really confusing time,” she said.

Williams received praise and criticism from fans and other players for her actions on the court. Williams said that she is focused on the moving past of the match.

“I’m just trying to recover and continue,” the tennis star said.

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter via @bykatherinelam

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