Serena Williams aces tricky question about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Serena Williams has made it clear she won't be speaking to the media about her friend Meghan Markle, who recently stepped back as a royal along with her husband Prince Harry. 

The tennis champion attended a press conference at the Australian Open, where she was immediately quizzed about the Duchess of Sussex the moment she sat down. 

"Your good friend, Meghan Markle, who attended your last two slams, and Harry, have taken a move, a stance that many people think is extraordinary and historic," a reporter asked. 

"What are your feelings about that? Have you spoken to her?"

Williams appeared unsurprised by the line of questioning, but refused to discuss Harry and Meghan's unprecedented move. 

"Yeah, I have absolutely no comments on anything with that," she said. 

"But good try. You tried. You did good," she added, smiling. 

Williams has long been a friend of Meghan's, attending her wedding in 2018 and helping to throw the Duchess a baby shower in 2019. 

Meghan publicly supported Williams at last year's US open final - at which time Williams was willing to briefly comment on their friendship. 

"She's such a great friend and a great person as well," she told reporters at a post-match conference in July last year. 

"And always positive, no matter what." 

Meanwhile, Meghan has returned to Canada, where she appears to be beginning to enjoy a more normal life, walking her dogs with baby Archie in tow. 

Harry is reportedly on his way to join her, having made an emotional speech about his side of 'Megxit' earlier this week.