Serena Williams praises her friend Meghan Markle for handling Oprah interview with ‘class’ and ‘poise’ saying she’s the ‘epitome of strength and confidence’ and ‘the strongest person she knows’
The 23-time Grand Slam winner, 39, spoke to Behnaz Ghahramani the Chief Marketing Officer for Stuart Weitzman for their debut episode of the Shine Series, where she discussed her long-term friendship with the royal, also 39.
She described Meghan, who is currently living in Montecito, California in a $14million mansion with husband Prince Harry, 36, and son Archie, one, as ‘the strongest person she knows’.
‘You can see from the interview that it wasn’t easy. But she had so much poise and she still had so much class,’ she added.
‘I just think that she is the strongest person I know. I don’t know anyone else that could handle anything on such a global scale the way that she’s had to handle things that are just untrue – minute after minute.
‘I think it was important for me to say something because I’m tired of sitting back and seeing all this negativity that’s just not true,’ she went on.
In a statement on Twitter after the interview aired, Williams – who was among those to attend Meghan’s wedding to Prince Harry – described her as a ‘selfless friend’ who ‘teaches me every day what it means to be truly noble’.