Serena Williams handily beat her first opponent, Russian Anastasia Potapova, in the first round of the Australian Open, but it was her status as good friends with Meghan Markle that reporters were curious about after her match.

If you don’t know, Serena and Meghan go way back and Serena actually hosted Meghan‘s baby shower last year.

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In fact, it looks like Duchess Kate Middleton understood just how good of friends the pair were when this happened last year.

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