The tennis superstar told Australia’s The Project that she and Meghan Markle have been leaning on each other for advice in the wake of the big moments in their lives.

Via Vanity Fair:

She told the interviewer, they had just been texting that morning, just to confirm how strong and real their friendship is.

Williams, who met Markle at a Super Bowl party years ago according to reports, attended Markle’s wedding to Prince Harry.

The two met a Superbowl function two years ago, and they just hit it off.  

“Our friendship is still exactly the same. We have always supported each other,” Williams told reporters at the time. “We’ve always had a wonderful friendship and every year for a couple years she comes out to Wimbledon, and has supported me. Now, she’s supporting me in a different role.”

Serena is tennis royalty, so this friendship makes complete sense