Unlike Roger Federer, Serena Williams Can Win Slams Outside Wimbledon Championships, Says Patrick Mouratoglou

Published 07/03/2021, 7:40 AM EDT
Serena Williams with coach Patrick Mouratoglou as they head to training before the start of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon on June 28, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)


Fans became quite disappointed when Serena Williams injured herself and withdrew from the Wimbledon Championships 2021. She couldn’t complete even a single set at the Grand Slam and as a result, her chase for the 24the Grand Slam continues.

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Many believe that the Wimbledon Championships 2021 were the last chance for Serena Williams where she could get her hands on a Grand Slam title. However, her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, has a different opinion on the same and believes that the American legend can still win a major in the future.

Tennis superstar Serena Williams with her coach Patrick Mouratoglou during a training session at ASB Tennis Centre, Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Shirley Kwok/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

“Why would we think that (it was Serena’s last chance to win a major)? You can say that for Roger Federer. He has to play five-setters every two days, possibly against players like Novak Djokovic. It’s so hard when you’re almost 40 and the grass is clearly a surface to make the rallies shorter. Serena plays three-setters. The physical part is there but less important.” said Mouratoglou in a recent interview.

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Roger Federer of Switzerland in action on Court Philippe-Chatrier in the Men’s 2019s Singles first-round match at  French Open Tennis Tournament. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

Mouratoglou clearly stated that since Serena has to play fewer sets, she is likely to remain fitter than someone like Federer who has to play five sets on a consistent basis. As a result, he tried to say that the Swiss Maestro will have more problems in winning a Slam other than Wimbledon than Williams. He also mentioned that Serena has had the same success on grass and the hard courts in her career.

“Serena won as many Australian Opens on hard as Wimbledon on grass (seven). Stats are clearer on the difficulty to win Roland-Garros (she won three times), and clay is more demanding when you’re almost 40, yes I admit that,” added the French coach.

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Patrick Mouratoglou highlights that Serena Williams can win the US Open 2021 title

Mouratoglou highlighted that Serena is definitely a great player on grass. However, he also emphasized that her chances of winning the US Open 2021 are also quite high as she is a phenomenal player on the hard courts as well.

Serena Williams of the United States celebrates after beating Camila Giorgi of Italy in the ladies’ quarter-final. All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 10, 2018, in London, England. (Photo by TPN/Getty Images)

“Grass highlights Serena’s qualities, that’s true, but nobody says that it’s difficult to move on grass. I consider her chances at the US Open as equal to her chances at Wimbledon,” concluded Mouratoglou.

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It’ll be intriguing to see how well Serena performs at the US Open 2021. The Grand Slam might prove to be her last shot at a major title as she will be 40 after that. Will Serena be able to equalize Margaret Court’s Grand Slam tally at the US Open 2021?

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