Serena Williams may have lost the Wimbledon women’s singles final on Saturday afternoon to Romanian tennis star Simona Halep (6-2, 6-2), but the 37-year-old still has at least one thing going for her: Meghan Markle‘s friendship!
Yes, Serena was in a surprisingly jovial mood despite going down in the final on the legendary court on Saturday, and she spoke to reporters afterwards about what it was like to have Markle and Kate Middleton there cheering her on from the stands throughout the match!
Speaking to the media after her defeat in the championship, the 37-year-old tennis legend got real about her royal fam-bam friend, saying that having Meghan’s support out there “is great,” and adding more (below):
“She’s such a great friend and a great person as well. And always positive, no matter what. It’s so good to have people like that, just to know. She is such a fan of the sport. She too is happy for Simona. She saw that she played unbelievably, and that’s just the kind of person that she is.”
Awww!! That’s too cute!
Of course, it was a big day out at Wimbledon — not just for Williams and the eventual winner, Halep, but also for Meghan, Kate, and Pippa Middleton, all of whom enjoyed quite the day of fun out in the sun while celebrating the one-year anniversary of their first-ever joint outing to Wimbledon without the husbands.
As you can see (below), too, the official Instagram account from the royal fam that tracks Markle and Prince Harry clearly caught Meghan and Kate in the middle of a nice moment out at the court, too (below):
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Today, The Duchess of Sussex accompanied The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC) to the Ladies’ Singles @Wimbledon final. Their Royal Highnesses watched Serena Williams vs. Simona Halep on Centre Court – sitting in the Royal Box alongside The Duke of Kent – President of the AELTC, former world number one Martina Navratilova and three-time grand slam winner Virginia Wade. Congratulations to everyone who participated and helped make this such an iconic sporting event. Photo credit: PA / Mike Hewitt – Getty Images #Wimbledon #Wimbledon2019
Awww! That looks like so much fun — and talk about an iconic shot! It appears as though they may make this a yearly event now, too! Something tells us Serena wouldn’t mind at all!
Love all the lady love goin’ down here, don’t y’all?! Such great tennis with so many powerful women on hand to watch it all happen! Girl power and then some!!!
What do y’all think about this tennis talk, Perezcious readers?! Sad a Williams sister couldn’t pull out the win this year?? Happy for Kate & Meghan as they do their thing this weekend?! Whatever the case… SOUND OFF about all of it and more in the comment section (below)!!!
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