Serena Williams has made headlines for her close friendship with the Duchess of Sussex. Meghan Markle revealed on her old blog (via Insider) that the two first met in 2010 when they both attended the Super Bowl in Miami, Florida. However, their friendship really took off four years later when they both competed in a celebrity flag. football match. “We hit it off right away, taking pictures, laughing during the flag football match we were both playing and chatting not about tennis or acting, but all the good girl stuff at the club. old, ”she wrote. “So began our friendship.”
In 2015, Markle congratulated her on her Australian Open victory on Twitter (back when she had one), writing: “So happy for you @serenawilliams !! I was kissing you juuuust for your victory at #usopen. ” Markle summed up their friendship on her blog, writing: “She quickly became a confidante I texted with when traveling, the friend I gathered around for her tennis matches, and the down to earth chick. that I was able to have lunch with just a few weeks ago in Toronto “(via Insider).
It seems like the feeling is mutual for Williams, who called Markle (via Us Weekly), “the strongest – literally the strongest – person I know and the nicest. [and] sweetest. ”She added,“ Call her, text her anytime, cry, upset – she’s still there. No matter what she’s going through, she takes time apart, and she’s so amazing. “