Serena Williams is known to have a close friendship with Meghan Markle but the American tennis legend refused to make any comments about Markle and husband Prince Harry quitting as senior royals when she was asked about the same at this week's ASB Classic in Auckland, according to the NZ Herald.
The news that Prince Harry and his wife will be quitting as senior royals sent shockwaves throughout Great Britain and the rest of the world. When Serena was asked to comment on the news, she quickly responded, "Oh, I am not touching that - so thank you."
Williams has been close friends with Markle since the two met at a Super Bowl party in 2010. Williams attended the wedding of Markle and Prince Harry in May 2018 while Markle also came to the US Open to support Williams last year.
In an interview to Access Hollywood, Williams says, "She flew all the way with a newborn to see me play in New York and flew all the way back that night, and I probably couldn't have done that. It just kind of goes to show you what an amazing person that she is, and that's just one of the many things that she does for me.
I call her, text her anytime, crying, upset—she's always there. Doesn't matter what she's going through, she just sets time away, and she's just so amazing."