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Serena Williams Says She Appreciates 'Great Friend' Meghan Markle's Support at Wimbledon

Serena Williams Says She Appreciates 'Great Friend' Meghan Markle's Support at Wimbledon

The tennis ace offered an insight in to her friendship with the Duchess of Sussex after she crashed to a rapid defeat in the women's singles final at Wimbledon today. The pair sat together in the Royal Box, along with Kate's sister, Pippa Middleton.

Both the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex will be at Wimbledon for the women's singles final on Saturday.

Hasan Hasanov, 58, has talked about his run in with The Duchess of Sussex's protection officers but says he didn't actually realise Meghan Markle was right there.

Meghan is good friends with finalist, Serena Williams, who is clashing with Simona Halep in this year's final.

For Meghan, the outcome of the match was probably not the one she had been hoping for. "She, too, was happy for Simona".

The teenager explained the duchess also asked about the SW19 atmosphere and said her own children want to play tennis.

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In her on-court interview immediately after the match ended, Halep gushed when thanking the royals for coming out. The delivery of baby Archie was kept a secret, she refused to pose for a picture on hospital steps after giving birth and now, the Wimbledon incident could be used as justification for the new nickname.

Jephson claimed: "She knew it, accepted it and even turned it to her advantage: a few times a run of bad Press for her was miraculously reversed with a front page picture or a glossy magazine cover showing her at her most carefree and stylish in the Wimbledon sunshine". "She's such a fan of the sport".

Meghan and Kate are regulars when it comes to tennis tournaments. "You played an incredible game, it was really, really impressive so congratulations, enjoy the celebrations". And I'll stay a fan of the royals, ' he said.

'I won't be getting cross about this because - to be honest - I had no idea what was going on until days later.

The Wimbledon win is Snigur's first major title.


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