Serena Williams: 'I Don't Learn' Tales About BFF Duchess Meghan


Serena Williams has Duchess Meghan’s again. The skilled tennis participant gushed over her longtime pal within the wake of criticism the latter obtained over her latest Wimbledon look, the place she cheered the athlete on.

Williams, 37, instructed reporters at a Wimbledon 2019 convention on Thursday, July 11, that she was unaware of any present headlines slamming the Fits alum, additionally 37, over her safety requests and apparel throughout a July four match.

“I didn’t know there was damaging media on the market,” she mentioned. “Any time I see her title connected to something, I don’t learn it.”

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Serena Williams throughout her semi-final press convention at Wimbledon 2019.

The My Life: Queen of the Courtroom creator went on to say that her expertise with the humanitarian has been nothing however optimistic. “She couldn’t be a greater buddy to me. Low moments, excessive moments, she’s all the time there, and that’s all I need to be to her.”

The 23-time Grand Slam singles title holder beforehand acknowledged her buddy’s presence at her second-round match towards Kaja Juvan on July 6. “I knew she was there and it’s all the time thrilling when she comes out to look at and assist … tennis, so I used to be completely happy,” she mentioned at one other post-play convention.

Not everybody was as thrilled with Meghan’s presence at Wimbledon, nonetheless. Actress Tatum O’Neal slammed the previous actress’ safety guard’s request for a photograph blackout throughout a Tuesday, July 9, look on Good Morning Britain.

“You’re now one of many folks, you‘re a royal, you aren’t an actor,” the Oscar winner mentioned. “To have a bodyguard muscle any person out I simply suppose is so cheesy.”

O’Neal continued on to clarify why Meghan’s actions bothered her a lot. “It’s so upsetting to me, as a result of in the event you consider Princess Diana and also you consider how completely inclusive she was and she or he would by no means flip anybody away,” O’Neal concluded. “I simply I had a lot hope for Meghan. I needed her to be the subsequent Princess Diana and it simply looks as if it’s all about her and it’s actually upsetting me.”

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Serena Williams and Meghan Markle. Jason Koerner/Getty Photos; Getty Photos

GDB cohost Piers Morgan additionally took challenge with Meghan’s need for privateness on the occasion. “You’re public folks, all of you. In that second you’re public folks, cease your squealing about privateness, we don’t need to hear it,” he ranted. “If you wish to be non-public, return to America and reside privately.”

Additionally drawing backlash was Meghan’s ensemble of selection, which was comprised of a smooth white blazer and blue denims. U.Okay’s The Occasions reported that denim is frowned upon, with one Wimbledon Match official reportedly going as far as to name her a “nightmare.”

Wimbledon host All England Garden Tennis & Croquet Membership instructed Us Weekly in a press release that the royal wasn’t breaking any guidelines, nonetheless: “The AELTC was delighted to welcome her royal highness the Duchess of Sussex in a personal capability to the championships to look at her buddy Serena Williams compete on No. 1 Courtroom. … “Any suggestion that the duchess’s go to was something aside from a privilege is categorically not the view of the AELTC and she or he is all the time welcome to attend the championships.”

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