3:14 PM PT -- Serena Williams just lost the U.S. Open Women's Singles championship to 19-year-old Bianca Andreescu, who handled the tennis legend in pretty convincing fashion -- 6-3 and 7-5, respectively.
Meghan Markle is in the house at the U.S. Open, and she seemed ready to cheer Serena on as she sat behind Anna Wintour. Looks like MM went with a caj outfit for the day, rockin' a denim top and some aviators too. Good choice -- it's a nice 76-degrees out there today.
Serena Williams was in championship mode ahead of the U.S. Open Final -- and that means she didn't have time to chat ... especially for silly questions about Meghan Markle.
The tennis icon left her hotel Saturday with a look of determination on her face as she boarded a waiting SUV, which was ready to drive her to the Billie Jean King Tennis Center in Queens, NYC ... where Serena is facing off against Canadian Bianca Andreescu in the Women's Singles championship later. Paps were standing by, but SW made no time for them.
One photog asked if the Duchess -- a close friend of Serena's, who flew into town this week to watch her pal battle for the trophy -- was going to be a good luck charm for her. She didn't answer ... and the reason is probably this, Serena doesn't need luck.
While we're sure she appreciates Meghan coming out, her presence alone in the stands isn't likely to make a huge difference on how Serena performs. Nice try though.
The camera man made a pretty obvious note to Serena as she closed the door ... saying that the world would be watching this afternoon.
Yes, thanks for pointing that out. She's aware of that too.