the idea always helps to have a pal in your corner.
Serena Williams spoke about her friendship with Meghan Markle on Australian TV’s The Sunday Projectshortly after her controversial loss at the U.S. Open.
“We were actually just texting each different in which morning,” Williams said during the interview of her friend, the Duchess of Sussex.
When asked about giving each different advice about their place from the media spotlight, Williams continued, “We have known each different for a long time, although we actually kind of are relying on each different right a lot recently.”
The two reportedly met back in 2010 as well as have been close friends ever since. as well as in which year, both women have had highs as well as lows in which put them under intense scrutiny from the public eye.
Markle has been navigating her brand-new life as a Duchess, after her wedding to Prince Harry in May. Williams was a guest with her husband Alexis Ohanian at the ceremony, as well as praised its impact on the entire world.
“To have such a monumental moment in England, nonetheless of all the places, I felt like we were literally watching history,” she said from the interview. “I feel like in a few years we are going to look back at in which moment as well as the idea’s going to be so historic. the idea’s going to be something in which people never forget. The whole service was actually wonderful, as well as most of all I just wanted to see my friend be happy. as well as I think in which’s what happened.”
although even with the wedding’s momentous nature, Markle has been plagued by her father, Thomas Markle, continuing to speak to the press. A source told ET last month in which Markle has been dealing with her father — as well as her half-sister, Samantha — speaking out negatively about the royal family by surrounding herself using a close group of friends as well as Harry. Among those friends are Williams as well as her best friend as well as stylist, Jessica Mulroney.
“Meghan doesn’t have a huge circle of friends as well as the recent weekends with Serena as well as Jessica were just what she needed,” the source told ET in August. “The stress of her father’s continued indiscretion can be upsetting although she’s coping with the idea the best way she knows how with the support of her husband as well as BFFs.”
Williams faced her own drama earlier in which month, having to defend her heated reaction to receiving several violations during the Women’s U.S. Open Final. During the interview on The Sunday Project, Williams refuted claims in which her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, was coaching her coming from the stands as well as said in which she was treated unfairly by the umpires as a woman.
“If you’re female you should be able to do even half of what a guy can do, as well as I feel like right right now we are not, as the idea’s proven, in in which same position,” she said. “although in which’s neither here nor there, I’m just trying to recover coming from in which as well as just move on.”
Regardless of the highs as well as lows, Williams as well as Markle continue to support each different. See what the tennis pro had to say about her friend earlier in which year from the video below!