When the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle celebrated Independence Day with Serena Williams at the Wimbledon Championships

Watching Serena Williams play is a treat for her fans. Watching Serena Williams play at Wimbledon is a very different feeling though. Over the years, Williams has seen a full house at most of their Wimbledon games. However, she has also proven time and time again why she deserves a full house.

Back in time, July 4th, 2019, it was American Independence Day. On the contrary, it was just a normal day at Wimbledon. The fans enjoyed the second round matches. In the middle, Court played Kaja Juvan against Serena Williams in the second round. While fans enjoyed the exciting action of Serena’s dominance, things got even more special with the presence of Meghan Markle in the stands.


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Meghan Markle enjoys Serena Williams match

Looking at Meghan Markle’s life story, the Duchess of Sussex was born in California, USA. Raised in America, she pursued her acting career until 2017, after which she was engaged to her then-boyfriend, Prince Harry. Being engaged to a prince of the British royal family, Markle gave up her American citizenship to become a British citizen.


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On July 4, 2019, Markel, a native American citizen, opted to do so celebrate American Independence Day with her compatriot Serena Williams. The Dutch girl from Sussex went to Wimbledon’s Center Court with two of her college friends. In a white blazer and black tee, Markle enjoyed the three-set thriller as Williams outplayed Juvan to progress in the tournament.

This wasn’t the first time Megan had stood in the Wimbledon stands to cheer on her friend Williams. A year later, in 2018, Megan also extended her support for Williams during the women’s singles final. Unlike 2019, however, she was joined in 2018 by her sister-in-law Kate Middleton.


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Williams at Wimbledon 2018

Over the years, Serena Williams has dominated the women’s tour like no other player. It was a similar story at Wimbledon in 2018 and 2019. Despite being world No. 181 during that period, Williams started her 2018 Wimbledon campaign as the 25th seed. In a strong position, she reached the quarterfinals without losing a set. With an impressive performance in the quarterfinals and semifinals, she cruised through to the finals. However, her impressive run ended in a final loss to German sensation Angelique Kerber.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 14: Serena Williams of the United States appears dejected during the Women’s Singles Final against Angelique Kerber of Germany on Day Twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2018 in London , England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Wanting to convert the runners-up title to the championship, Williams competed as the 11th seed at Wimbledon 2019. With a sight similar to 2018, Williams sailed over her opponents to reach the finals. But similar to the 2018 finals, their run was stopped again in the last match. This time by the then number 7 in the world, Simona Halep.

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