Serena Williams Supports Meghan Markle Amidst "Negative" Media Coverage

The tennis star says the royal "couldn’t be a better friend to me."

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  • Serena Williams said she doesn't read any "negative media" surrounding good friend Meghan Markle during a Wimbledon press conference today.
  • The Duchess of Sussex has recently been criticized for how she holds her baby and reportedly stopping fans from taking photos of her.
  • Williams added that Meghan "couldn’t be a better friend to me" and she hopes to do the same for her.

    After Meghan Markle attended Wimbledon last week, reports surfaced that her security guards asked bystanders not to take pictures of the duchess. The rumors caused a stir, although they were never confirmed by the palace. Criticism rolled in again days later, when Meghan was seen attending a royal family polo match with her son, Archie. Ruthless mom-shamers and trolls claimed the new mother wasn't holding her child correctly. Can't the Duchess of Sussex catch a break?

    Unfortunately, since first making royal headlines in 2016, Meghan has been at the subject of unnecessary jabs in the press and on the Internet, but her good friend Serena Williams has a tactic for dealing with all of the noise: ignore it.

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    When asked about the recent negative coverage surrounding the duchess at a Wimbledon press conference today, Williams said, "I didn’t know there was negative media out there. Any time I see her name attached to anything, I don’t read it."

    The athlete continued, "She couldn’t be a better friend to me. Low moments, high moments, she’s always there, and that’s all I want to be to her.

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    The Duchess of Sussex made similar comments about staying away from messy headlines earlier this year. "I don't read anything," she said when someone asked if she uses Twitter during an International Women's Day conference. "It's much safer that way, but equally that's just my own personal preference, because I think positive or negative, it can all sort of just feel like noise to a certain extent these days."

    Williams and her royal BFF are set to reunite tomorrow, as the Duchess of Sussex and the Duchess of Cambridge are attending the women's singles finals together. Williams will be aiming for her 24th grand slam title against Romanian Simona Halep.


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