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Serena Williams' team ‘worried’ by Meghan Markle’s US Open tennis final appearance – Express, Express.co.uk


MEGHAN MARKLE attended the US Open final to support her close friend Serena Williams, but the tennis star’s team were “worried” about the Duchess’s presence .

TheDuchess of Sussexwas seen cheering and supporting her friend Serena before she lost the US Open final. Meghan watched her friend lose 6-3 7-5 to Canada’s Biana Andreescu, 19.

However, before the match began Serena’s tennis coach was reported “

Serena’s tennis coach Patrick Mouratoglou allegedly feared the Duchess’s presence could be unlucky for

Members of Serena’s team were reportedly “concerned” and “superstitious” over Meghan’s presence, according to the New York Post’s celebrity site, Page Six.

A source said: “Serena asked her coach about Meghan coming when she won last night and everyone is worried, as tennis players are very superstitious, and Serena lost when Meghan came to watch her at Wimbledon.

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Duchess of Sussex presence ‘worried’ Serena Williams’ coach(Image: GETTY)

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Meghan watched her friend lose 6-3 7-5 to Canada’s Biana Andreescu(Image: GETTY)

“[Williams’ coach] Patrick keeps telling her, ‘Focus focus focus.’

“The aim is getting her to win her 24 th Gra nd Slam. ”

Before the match began, Meghan hugged the player’s husband, Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian and her mother Oracene Price.

If Serena won it would have been her first Grand Slam since giving birth to her daughter Alexis in September 2017.

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Canada’s Biana Andreescu, 19, won the wo men’s US Open(Image: GETTY)

The Duchess looked relaxed in a denim dress with a gray jacket over her shoulders and sunglasses hooked into her neckline.

Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour was seen sitting behind Meghan along with a host of other celebrities.

Serena’s sister, the former tennis star Venus Williams, was also spotted one row behind Meghan chatting to Ms Wintour.

Other celebrities at the event included legendary director Spike Lee, model Gigi Hadid and model-turned-actress Cara Delevingne.

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Gigi Hadid hugs model Cara Delevingne at the US Open(Image: GETTY)

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Legendary director Spike Lee also attended the final(Image: GETTY)

Meghan left her baby son Archie Harrison in the care of her husband Prince Harry for her trip to New York.

The trip was the first time she has returned to New York since her baby shower in Manhattan earlier this year.

Serena is believed to have co-hosted the event at Manhattan’s Mark Hotel with a variety of A-listers the wife of Hollywood actor George Clooney, Amal.

Serena and Meghan became friends after meeting at an American football Super Bowl party in 2010.

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Markle family tree(Image: EXPRESS .CO.UK)

Meghan also watched Serena play at the final this year at Wimbledon where she also lost in straight sets.

Meghan flew out without any staff apart from her royal protection police officers.

The Duchess flew out to New York just seven hours after Serena won the semi -finals.

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Meghan watched a nxiously at the end of the match(Image: GETTY)

Her spokeswoman said the Duchess had paid to offset her carbon dioxide emissions.

The Duchess’s journey to New York is said to have generated (kg of carbon dioxide.)

Meghan also reportedly took a commercial flight from Heathrow airport, not a private jet.

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