Serena Williams Speaks: 'I Just Don’t Understand What He Was Talking About'

Speaking for the first time since her US Open finals meltdown, Serena Williams has dug her heels in and revealed she has a royal supporter.

In an interview with The Project's Lisa Wilkinson to be aired on Sunday, Williams said following the fallout over her on-court meltdown, her friend Meghan Markle has been a source of support.

"We were actually texting each other this morning," she told Wilkinson.

"You know, we, I think have known each other for a long time. But we really are relying on each other a lot lately."

To Wilkinson's suggestion -- you would be hard-pressed to find two women receiving more media scrutiny at the moment, than the Queen of the court and the new Duchess.

Williams said she "definitely agree[s]."

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A guest at Markle's wedding to Prince Harry, Williams has been friends with the actress-turned-Duchess since 2014.

She said the May wedding May, was a "monumental moment" for African-Americans.

"I felt like it was just really, we were literally watching history. And I feel like in a few years we’ll look back at that moment and it’s just going to be so historic, that it’s going to be something people never forget."

Serena Williams attending the royal wedding in May. IMAGE: Getty Images

But the world is keen to hear about Williams' infamous court meltdown, and not her reflections on the royal wedding.

Williams received three code violations during the US Open women's final earlier this month.

Chair umpire Carlos Ramos  spotted Williams' coach Patrick Mouratoglou making a hand gesture towards his player from the stands.

Williams vehemently protested the claim, which earned her another strike. Smashing her racket on the ground, incensed by the belief the umpire's decision was based on her gender, to secure the third.

Speaking with Wilkinson, Williams doubled down on claims she had no  knowledge of the "signals" her coach later admitted to making.

"I just don’t understand what he was talking about," she said.

"I asked him: ‘what are you talking about? We don’t have signals. We’ve never had signals.'"

"He said he made a motion. So it was like: ‘OK, you made a motion, so now you’re telling people that you’re coaching me. That doesn’t make sense. Why would you say that’?

Watch Lisa Wilkinson's full interview with Serena Williams on The Sunday Project from 6:30. 

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