Serena Williams: 'My friendship with Meghan Markle is the same as ever'

The American player speaks about her relationship with her pretty famous friend

by Luigi Gatto
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Serena Williams: 'My friendship with Meghan Markle is the same as ever'

Serena Williams is a close Meghan Markle's friend. The American player attended the Royal Wedding in May and Meghan gave the "favour" back being at the Wimbledon final. 'We've always had a wonderful friendship and every year for a couple years she comes out to Wimbledon, has supported me.

Now she's supporting me in a different role', said Serena. Despite the new roles Markle had over the years and her popularity grew, their relationship is as stronger as ever: 'Our friendship is still exactly the same. We always have supported each other.' Serena always had a voice in supporting equal prize money and equality in tennis.

Will there be somebody in tennis at the moment on the women's side who will take that fight up, when she finishes playing? 'It's hard to say because I never assumed or knew I would be in this position. It's, like, when I first started out, I was playing tennis.

It just became greater than me. Sometimes it takes a while to realize that. I think Vika does a tremendous amount of speaking out, a tremendous amount. So I think she is poised to continue to do that. Pretty much a lot of people that sit on our council.

Just sitting on it in itself means that you really care', Serena said. The 36-year-old is committed to play in San Josè next, starting on July 30, and then Cincinnati prior to the US Open. ALSO READ: Roger Federer should plan to play until he is 43 years old - Mats Wilander

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