Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, sits in the Royal Box on Centre Court to watch Romania's Simona Halep playing U.S. player Serena Williams during their women's singles final on day twelve of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 13, 2019.
During her on-court interview immediately following the match, where the 27-year-old Romanian player defeated Serena Williams, Halep was quick to thank the royal moms for coming to watch.
Not only did Serena Williams deflect from the drama beautifully by refusing to add fuel to the fire, she also revealed that she and Markle share a similar ethos.
"It's an honor to play in front of the royal box", she shared, before learning that as the victor of the match-up, she would get a chance to meet Kate and Meghan.
"I have worked a lot to change my game, to be able to win matches on grass", said Halep.
"I like to be defensive, but here you have no chance if you are defensive", said Halep, who also won last year's French Open title.
Williams's greatest show of emotion came after she stretched for a forehand volley victor on the second set's second point.
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Halep victor , plus he's going big on how many sets it lasts. "Serena has inspired us, so thank you for that", she said. Indeed when she was asked when she started to truly think that winning Wimbledon was possible she was blunt.
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"She said if I want to do something special in tennis I will have to play in the final of Wimbledon", she said. "I would like to see her put everything else aside from that". Williams, on the other hand, committed 26 unforced errors - double digits in each set.
"I have learned that it's a normal match - not thinking that much about the trophy, just going there and trying to be the best you can", she added.
She has been a runner-up at the Australian Open, losing the 2018 final to Caroline Wozniacki.
Her only win had come at the season-ending WTA Finals in Singapore in 2014.
"She played out of her mind", Williams, who had won nine of her previous 10 matches against Halep, said on court after picking up the runners-up salver for the second straight year, having ran into a similarly inspired Angelique Kerber last year.
Halep - who is looking forward to returning to the All England Club as a life member so that she can "have dinner, have lunch, play a little bit of tennis" - said jokingly that her victory on Saturday was nearly by royal command.
"He came to support me and I have no words to thank you and because of you I have learnt how to be a better person on court. I just wanted to be aggressive, to play my plan.it was great that I could do everything my team told me". "If anything, I could just learn to be like that". "But I knew there was no time for emotions so I just came out on court to do my best".