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The Duchess of Sussex cheers on Serena Williams at US Open Final

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex
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The Duchess of Sussex was on hand to support her good friend, Serena Williams, in her quest for a record equalling Grand Slam title. Meghan was in New York to watch Serena in the Women’s Singles Final at the US Open on Saturday.

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The duchess sat in the player’s box for the match at Flushing Meadow next to Serena’s mum, Oracene Price. Serena Williams was aiming for a 24th Grand Slam which would equal the tally set by Margaret Court. But a close game ended with defeat for the former World Number One and a first major title for Canadian teenager, Bianca Andreescu.

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The final, Serena’s fourth tilt for a Grand Slam title since returning to the tennis tour following the arrival of her daughter in 2017, ended with a 6-3, 7-5 win for Adreescu who wasn’t even born when Serena Williams claimed her first major crown. The Duchess of Sussex was seen cheering both competitors as they stepped up to receive their prizes following the match.

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Meghan, who has travelled between London and New York on commercial flights, is returning home to finalise a project of her own. The Duchess of Sussex’s next scheduled engagement is on Thursday when she helps launch a new capsule collection for the charity, SmartWorks, of which she is patron. On September 23rd 2019, she will head to South Africa with her husband and son as the Sussexes start their official visit there. The tour lasts for ten days and Royal Central will have full details as it unfolds.

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