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Duchess Meghan Markle flew to New York City on a budget commercial airline to watch her bestie, Serena Williams try to win her 24th Grand Slam title in the U.S. Open women's final in Flushing, NY on Saturday.

Meghan was heavily criticized for flying on private jets with her husband Prince Harry after both have expressed environmental concerns in the past.

Williams will take on Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu, who needed all the tools in her powerful arsenal to defeat Switzerland's Belinda Bencic 7-6 (7-3), 7-5 in Thursday's women's quarterfinals.

Bencic, 22, knocked off the defending U.S. Open women's singles champ Naomi Osaka earlier this week.

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Williams, who is nearing retirement at age 37, easily ousted No. 5-seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine in the 1st women's quarterfinals match on Thursday to advance to the final.

"To be in yet another final, it seems, honestly, crazy," said Williams, a six-time U.S. Open champion. "But I don't really expect too much less."

Andreescu makes her first ever appearance in the US Open finals. Thursday's win marked her 12th consecutive victory as she became the first Canadian woman to reach the US Open finals.

The 19-year-old is the odds on favorite going into the finals against Williams.

"I don't think anyone [is] surprised," said Bencic when asked if Andreescu's run to the final was unexpected. "Honestly, she won Indian Wells, Toronto. She beat so many great players. I definitely was not surprised. I don't think anyone should be."

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Meghan and Harry, pictured with American power couple Beyonce and Jay-Z in London, were branded as hypocrites for their costly habit of flying in private jets after claiming to be advocates for the environment and campaigning against climate change.

Meghan and Harry's reps argued that the couple's private jets leave a teeny weeny carbon footprint in the earth's atmosphere. And besides that, they only flew on private jets four times in the past 2 weeks.

The British press reports that Meghan silenced her critics by catching a "last minute flight" on a "commercial airliner" out of London to NYC, but they didn't identify the airline carrier.

  • Wreckognize Game

    Duchess Meg said imma do me. Toodaloo mf’ers.

  • Facts and Receipts

    Biana
    Bianca.

    I like her but surely want Serena to win.

  • what?why

    New York offers her many opportunities to do what she wants to do. No harm but she signed up for something totally different - the English people pay for her existence. Harry knows better but ...

  • TheWildChild

    Good she was there to show ? Serena is a beast ?? at her game!

  • Jai

    I want Serena to have a year of winning all grand slams and every tournament she enters be the number 1 seed, focus solely on her game and than do announcement at the end and say she's retiring. Go out on the highest note possible and just focus on business and her brand after. 2020 or 2021 go big girl then drop the bomb. I dont think she's as committed as use to be and it's okay but move aside for next generation then. Just go out in glory so itll always been remembered they dogged you and Venus out in the beginning and you went out as undefeated.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Good luck Bianna I do hope you whoop Serena's azz .... Hmph !!! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/164ad7cc338a739f7fc2d94294a2ffb67b75ae66872436dbe732bfb54ee4ae16.gif Bye Serena ... Megan chile .... whatever

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    ???

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Hoping The Duchess has learned how to hold Baby Sussex properly by now...

  • KarmaBackAround

    Everybody is Serenas damn bestie ??

  • Carrington

    See, this is how much of a nice person I try to be... when I worked at another location at my job, I couldn't STAND my supervisor. Couldn't STAND him and used to cuss him out regularly... but he was good at his job, I can't even lie.

    We both transferred over here to this location, but no longer work together. I ran into a chick who asked me if I knew someone for a position she has in her area - like a $10,000 raise - I thought about it, and then my ex supervisor popped into my head. So, later in the day I ran into her and said, "Hey, I actually DO know someone who would KILL in that position - he's good. REALLY good."

    When I said his name, the guy with her says, "Oh yeah... I know him. He IS good!" I still didn't know who the guy was and was wondering why he was all in our conversation and then she says, "tell him to send Leon an email TODAY." and I'm like, "who is Leon?" and the dude says, "Me... I'm going to send him a message when I get back upstairs, but tell him to contact me today in case I get busy and forget."

    Immediately, I scroll through my phone and realize I still have my ex supervisor's number and text him and ask what grade he's at... then tell him why. He's thanking me profusely.

    Why don't people look out for me the way I look out for people? Why didn't HE look out for me as my supervisor the way I'm looking out for him? I'm able to separate my PERSONAL feelings and hook a brother up because I know that he's good. It is what it is.

  • Bushbabe

    Black girl magic. Two powerful accomplished black women supporting each other makes me cry. We need more black females uplifted and uplifting each other. These rap ratchets are killing my vibe. Come together black women and build

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Oh no Meghan was in attendance when Serena lost to Kerber in the Wimbledon finals last year.

  • http://welfareinfo.org angrysolo

    absolutely. no good deed goes unpunished and no goodness goes unrewarded.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Why? What happened?

  • Jai

    That's amazing! Truth be told not many will do what you did no matter how hard person worked they never put personal aside. Your blessing will come!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    a friend to them for convenience

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    "The 19-year-old is the odds on favorite going into the finals against Williams."
    ------
    Not on any of the websites I've seen. Serena is the overwhelming favorite... which might not be a good sign, since she was the favorite in her last 3 Grand Slam finals and didn't win.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    You know I don't ever support demons ...... I ain't ever a fan of Serena ..... but folks can carry on ! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c1425c997ed3319b16098cad0d4bebaabde80cd22860d557863b4ff2c949aed9.gif

  • Carrington

    LMAO! I don't hold grudges. I think that's one good thing about me. I can compartmentalize my drama... I can hate everything ABOUT you and still work with you to get the job done. (that's why I think I can be on a reality show - I'm here for the cash. I ain't got to like you)

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Yup. I really want to see her beat Margaret Court's record of 24 Grand Slams. All those racists who used to hate on her will have to accept the fact that Serena's the greatest woman to ever do it.

  • KarmaBackAround

    Exactly!

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    I don't like that top pic of Serena. Leave me alone and don't bother me about what I said either.

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    Why do you call her a demon?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    She is a hexanbeast ... yeen gotta agree I get it .... folks don't always see what I see

  • Jethro

    Get #24 tomorrow, Serena!!!

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    I'm indifferent about Serena, so I don't agree or disagree. I was just curious. I thought maybe you heard something or seen something that's all.

  • Jethro

    She just needs to relax and play her game. I've had it with the choking.

  • Coy little wink

    I like Meghan. Rich people stay rich by being on a budget

  • KcoolMuziq
  • Xsjado

    Thank you!

  • Jethro

    Isn't it funny how Steffi Graf was considered the G.O.A.T. with 22 slam titles and Margaret Court was never mentioned until Serena passed her with 23? ??? They love moving the goal posts when it serves them.

  • Wreckognize Game

    I felt like this when I was at both Roy Jones Jr fights when he got knocked out. ? I said it was me. ?????

  • Dontgetdraggedputa??

    How will the british press spin that one?

  • Alextra Ballard

    I agree...stay home Meghan...let Serena focus on beating Bianca. C’monnn Serena!!!!

  • Alextra Ballard

    I’m rootIn hard for Serena...ratha she win or loses she will remain a GOAT

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I see it's spirit ... nasty ..... covert too ..... I feel ya though no problemo !!

  • Wreckognize Game

    I know. So sad

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Exactly

  • KarmaBackAround

    Im glad she doesn't have to go up against Osaka again..as cocky and annoying as Osaka is, she gave Serena the business! Rootin for Serena!

  • KarmaBackAround

    Ohhhh lets see, theyll try to say her outfit was a distraction, her hair was a distraction, anything other than she whipped that ass fair n square!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Yeah, I'm not looking forward to Osaka becoming "the future of tennis". I prefer for Coco Gauff to be that person.

  • Dowoop

    It will be she endangered herself with her recklessness by flying on a regular flight. Between Meghan and Serena these morons will be complaining about who is more distracting.

  • KarmaBackAround

    Yassss.. i love coco..she was so hurt when she lost to osaka..she wanted that win so bad! Osaka is very self centered, especially if she is not the one being cheered for..very immature.

  • Kimberly King

    THIS!!!

  • KarmaBackAround

    Exactly ..its sad.. its amazing how differently they treat meghan than kate smh

  • currvalicious

    I love that she's supporting Serena in this way. As Serena supports her as well. Serena wins her historic 24th singles title!!!! Going on to make history at the Australian Open w/her 25th singles title win!!! Yes GOAT....I've claimed this in the name of Jesus. As well as my new 2 bedroom Manhattan apt....In the name of Jesus. Thank you for all my blessings.

  • Lucky8

    I'll take either of those black women. I am just basking in the melanin of it all. We need to dominate hockey next. Black folks dont integrate we dominate, and that's why they fear us. GO Serena.

  • Mz_Opinionated

    I should bother you just for it ? Nah...I don't care.

  • Mz_Opinionated

    Respect! I like it.

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    LOL!!!

  • dontgetblocked

    I really don't care about Meghan. She was a subpar TV actress who has never connected to the black race. This is a fake PR relationship with Serena who happens to be married to a white man. When Meghan named her son Archie...Archie... I was done. I wish her and Serena the best melding into the white world.

  • Hunni24

    Let's not forget Serena just beat Osaka in Toronto!!

  • JALC

    Which is short for Archibald. Ick!!!!! Rumors is that Archibald is a ginger. I got a feeling he's going to look just like Carrot Top.

  • Allihave2say

    I wonder if MM failure to identify with us is predicated on her mother having married a black man and perhaps her mother's family not being very accepting of the cross racial marriage and biracial child. I also ponder that MM has realized that her one drop far outweighs everything else in her life. On a small scale the WP accepted and tolerated her because she presented herself as a white female. NOW, the world has said you are Negro.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Your blessing will come in other ways!
    Keep being the STAND UP dude you are?

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    And FUNKY looking ???

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    You should see what it really looks like grotesque ? hell she already looks a mess doe ... it's a reason why this one's features are like a man .... that entity she Carrie's is a man ....

  • Lady_Elle

    Me either!
    A better pic could have been chosen.

  • GAPeach

    Meghan's mother is black, her father is white. He also raised Meghan a good portion of her life.

  • Lady_Elle

    I think you will get HOOKED UP!!!
    It will be the PERFECT hook up when it comes!
    I too would've shared the name... I've done it before!

  • Lady_Elle

    So True!!!

  • Lady_Elle

    I would smile like Duchess Meg if I was thinking that!

  • disqus_FW7pCIigCY

    If I was her I wouldn’t ride on a commercial plane ever again.. only a BLACK princess would allow Racist Caucasian to guilt her into riding with Peasants... no other Queen , Princess or member of that weird family has been forced to ride with Strangers.. I would tell everybody to KISS MY GRITS while walking up the stairs to my PRIVATE PLANE... Hell what’s the point of being a Princess if you can’t reap all of the BENEFITS ???????????????

  • currvalicious

    What's a hexanbeast?

  • currvalicious

    This is true.

  • Allihave2say

    That is correct. My commentary focus is on the fact that her black mother married a white man...and, that perhaps, her mother's family (MM maternal relatives were not accepting of her mother's white husband and biracial child).

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    A covert Narc ... a Jezabel .... demonic bloodline ....

  • KarmaBackAround

    I loved it! She was stunned!

  • dontgetblocked

    She's shook!

  • dontgetblocked

    Plenty of black people are not connected to their heritage. Her mother is probably one of them. Meghan passed. She looks white or something other than your average black woman. Millions of mixed race folks did it before her. Now she has an orange-haired baby named Archie.

  • dontgetblocked

    Black folks always accept a mixed kid.

  • Ms. Damn Solo

    William and Kate fly commercial most of the time.

  • starbright9449

    I've seen Will do it.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Best wishes to Serena, she’s already a WINNER, even if she loses!

    Serena playing is more about hoping to watch her lose, challenge an official, get angry, instead of faking it, saying the best concession speech, while answering dumb questions, whether she will succumb to injury and withdraw!

    Never mind how much greater ticket sales are when she’s playing, or maybe she’s not as sweet and ooze with fake humility as some other fierce competitors because there were no others like her in women’s tennis, other than big her sister, when she entered the sport, and all the ridicule, death threats, unfair, biased match calls, coupled with being called a man because she trains hard and wins, her dad/architect being dragged had an effect on her! They compare her to other black players until they displease, i.e., Osaka firing her coach, bitter the sport is no longer Lily White!

    It’s her choice WHEN she decides to retire (still making it to the finals), in the meantime, I wish Serena the best, win or lose!

  • E Ethel Ballys

    Well you’re a better person than me.

  • interestingconcept1

    I keep telling folks this. Meghan was passing. She mentioned that she would be at places and folks would be telling racist jokes and talking about black folks and how bad she felt BUT not once did she stand up and say she was Negro.

  • Karen Brady

    I don't either and never heard of her or her show before she got with Hairy. She's a climber and from what I've read about her, alot of ppl can't stand her. Next.

  • Karen Brady

    You meant to type white man.

  • Karen Brady

    ?

  • https://nylapoprush.com/home twitch.tv/NylaPop

    Because you are one of those poor sad souls who think being nice is a personality type and a way to make you feel good about yourself. The tragedy is everyone else knows it, and those who praise you for it are doing it for their own gain... The way you fatten up a pig before you kill it, or they're just as delusional as you.

    No one's ever - and I mean ever got anywhere in this world being nice. Hell Jesus was out here literally bringing people back to life at funerals and shit and they still murdered Him. Why you think you special? ?

    One day you'll learn it's a dog eat dog world out here, and you'll stop bending over backwards to get f***cked in the a**** thinking you'll be rewarded for it and are better than everyone else for it, when the only ones benefitting are those who are f***cking you. No one is ever going to return the favor.

  • the guest

    If I was her I wouldn’t ride on a commercial plane ever again.. only a BLACK princess would allow Racist Caucasian to guilt her into riding with Peasants... no other Queen , Princess or member of that weird family has been forced to ride with Strangers.. I would tell everybody to KISS MY GRITS while walking up the stairs to my PRIVATE PLANE.

    AMEN!

  • the guest

    Still feel Meghan shouldn't due to the reason her flying private is being criticized. Also, Meghan has always had her own money, whereas Kate did not. One other thing, being the mixed race princess with a mixed race child and the animosity she endures from the British public, Meghan is due additional security Kate does not require.

  • the guest

    She's racially ambiguous not passing. She is very vocal that she is biracial and mixed race. Being viewed by society primarily as white or as not black is not the same thing as passing for white. Meghan has stated forthright in interviews that she is biracial however she spoke of her social privilege due to society allowing her to white pass because of how she is racially ambiguous. She's not the first mixed race person in history to look white or closer to white. I don't understand why black folks take such offense to racial ambiguity, takes nothing away from the beauty of black people with two black parents. Live and let live.

  • the guest

    That baby Archie looks just like his father and his maternal grandmother Meghan's mother. By two years old, Archie will be an olive hued mixed boy with a head full of red ringlets.

    Garcelle Beauvais' sons looked more caucasian as babies than baby Archie and even her sons grew into tan mixed boys. Diana Ross' sons, Evan and his brother were very caucasian looking as babies and little boys and they both are visibly mixed race as men.

    The only mixed child of a celebrity I've seen look completely caucasian is Victoria Ruell's daughter. While Meghan is fair skinned with caucasian features and is palatable as white, she is still noticeably mixed race.

    But Victoria Ruell's mixed daughter looks completely caucasian and interesting enough she doesn't pass for white. Slash the rock star is darker than all these mixed people but even hough he admits being mixed he generally passes for white. His mother is dark skinned black and his father white and his siblings look more visibly mixed.

  • the guest

    LOVE THIS. Amen!

  • the guest

    YES!!!!

    Osaka really needed to be reminded.

  • the guest

    Amen to this!

  • B.Loveitt

    You still believe she's riding for black folks...BLACK WOMEN. Please sit down and shut TF up. She's only dealing with us brownies that are well healed or can at least be camouflaged as such.

  • B.Loveitt

    Thank you! I can agree with you on that. WTF is wrong with all these black women who think she's riding for them? She gives not one single phuck about her black side. If she did she wouldn't be a pawn in the UK's royal game!

  • B.Loveitt

    You're cool but maybe you should stop being so cool? You don't have to be ugly but wait till the universe returns the energy. IJS

  • Li-Wright

    I notice that of all the tennis contestants, Serena is the only one with "brand" name Celebrities: Spike/Megan/Anna, and on and on. The other tennis players don't have those big names behind them, sitting in the stands. Just saying.
    maybe they should stay home and watch her on TV, because Wms has lost all 4 of her matches this year.

  • TheFlow

    yup

  • LoveChild

    I love Serena Williams but I can’t stand Megan Markel. She’s one of those mixed chicks that doesn’t like to be black and doesn’t really like black people unless she can use them.

  • LoveChild

    Thank you. Regardless of the fantasies that black women say about her she only had one of her black relatives at her wedding. Her mother. By now everybody has seen her childhood photos of her before plastic surgery and after plastic surgery photos.

    If she hadn’t had plastic surgery and bleached she would have look like a regular big nose light skin chick.

    She actually listed herself Caucasian on one of her acting resumes.

    I also swirl as she does but I have black girlfriends and associate with some black people. I haven’t cut off my black family like she did.

  • LoveChild

    No. She was a basic LA mixed chick who did what a lot of LA mixed chicks do. She bleached her skin and got a lot of plastic surgery. She fries her hair so tough she got bald spots and has to wear weave on the top of her head.

    Black people didn’t hurt her at all she voluntarily cut off her black side of her family. She had plastic surgery to get a Julia Roberts nose.

    I’ve seen many of her childhood photos with her black side of her family she’s just ashamed of that side unless she can use it to be politically correct and a hypocrite.

    She’s a hard-core bitch who even cut off her white father Who paid every penny for her college education and her international travels.

    I don’t care what the race of a person is I can’t stand a motherfucker who cuts off most of their family after they built them up. Megan Markel is an unloyal hoe I wouldn’t trust her.

  • LoveChild

    Megan Markel absolutely is not black and if you called her black to her face she probably want to drop kick you.

  • Faux Gibbler

    thank you! you said it.
    that is why i get mad when ppl say y’all just racist and don’t like her.

  • Faux Gibbler

    ??????????

  • Faux Gibbler

    exactly. she never dated black men. her only access to the black community is her mother.

  • LoveChild

    That’s not true. Her black family was very supportive.
    Do you ever see that movie imitation of life?

    Megan Markel Is your basic mixed up mix chick she doesn’t want to be black and she’s jealous of full white women. She’s had almost as much plastic surgery as Michael Jackson did. If she didn’t bleach and cut herself she would just look like a regular light skin chick with a big nose.

    At first I was riding for her but then I saw she doesn’t have shit to do with black people except for clout chasing so now I treat her like a basic white female.

  • Faux Gibbler

    the thing is MEghan and Harry like to lecture us regular folks on climate change and scold us for taking private planes. The royal family has always taken commercial planes.

  • LoveChild

    Please nobody has really seen what that baby look like have you seen a baby moving his arms crying and grabbing on his mama? So many questions about her surrogacy.

  • LoveChild

    There are a lot of ignorant black people who ride for her blind loyalty is not good for black people.

    Meghan Markle stans are insane. If you criticize her they say you don’t know her you’re racist. I’m like motherfucker you don’t know her and you are racist.

    Who says that we have to ride for every conflicted mix chick in the world ?

  • Faux Gibbler

    no they do not. i agree with what a lot of what you say but that is not true.

  • LoveChild

    You know I’m not hating on her for never dating a full black male she did date a mixed black male when she was younger. Black males are famously unloyal to black women so you’re going to see more unloyal black women but back to the point.

    She’s untrustworthy. You can tell how fake she is that bitch is faker than fake everything about her is fake all her gestures are fake.

    Well she’s messing with the wrong family. She’s bought a lot of bad publicity to the royal family and they have their own problems with Prince Andrew.

  • Logan Roberts

    Folks love going in on these two women, damn let them live.

  • interestingconcept1

    I have a half sister who is racially ambiguous whenever she is in mixed company- husband white, and folks start a conversation about black folks, she speaks up at the moment not later, she is known for causing mouths to drop open..Meghan should have said something when the trash talk was happening not afterwards.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames
  • B.Loveitt

    !!!EXACTLY!!! SHE DON'T GIVE A FLYING PHUCK ABOUT US AND NO DAMN BLACK GIRL MAGIC!!! Stop PRAISING this chick!

  • Allihave2say

    MM still has a huge honker nose.