“Give Her a Bit More Tennis Time”: Serena Williams’ Coach on Her Second Baby Plans to Eugenie Bouchard

Published 07/28/2021, 8:02 AM EDT
Serena Williams of the USA celebrates with daughter Alexis Olympia after winning the final match against Jessica Pegula of USA at ASB Tennis Centre in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)


The 23-time Grand Slam champion, Serena Williams, is one of the most followed athletes on social media. Williams keeps her fans updated about her private life and regularly posts adorable pictures with her 3-year-old daughter, Olympia.

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Whether it’s playing tennis, baking together, to posing for a photoshoot, the mother-daughter duo is always inseparable. In the recent past, Olympia has also been spotted in the stands alongside her father, Alexis Ohanian, cheering on for her mother.

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – JANUARY 12: Serena Williams of the USA celebrates with daughter Alexis Olympia after winning the final match against Jessica Pegula of USA at ASB Tennis Centre on January 12, 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Serena Williams’ coach responds to Eugenie Bouchard

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Early today, Williams took to Twitter and wrote a short yet lovely tweet, expressing her unconditional love for her daughter. The American said: “There are no words I can find to describe the amount of love I have for Olympia. #mom.

Interestingly, former World No. 5 Eugenie Bouchard commented on that tweet and asked Williams when does she plan on having a second child.

The Canadian tennis player tweeted “When are you having another one”, along with a heart-eyes emoji next to it. However, it didn’t stop there, Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou jumped in and replied to Bouchard’s comment with an amusing tweet.

In a cheeky response, the French tennis coach told Bouchard to let Williams play more tennis before she welcomes a second child. “Give her a bit more tennis time before next one,” tweeted Mouratoglou.

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Over the years, Williams has incredibly managed the taxing demands of the professional tennis tour along with taking care of her daughter. Turning 40 this year, Williams could retire soon although questions about her retirement having been doing the rounds for many years.

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The American is planning to make a comeback at the WTA 1000 Toronto, which starts next month. For the last four years, she has been eyeing an elusive 24th Grand Slam title, however; despite reaching four Grand Slam finals in the interim, Williams has failed to cross the finish line each time.

In conclusion, it would be intriguing to see if Williams responds to the comments made by her coach and Bouchard. Do you think Williams can lift her 24th Grand Slam title at the 2021 US Open?

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Kshitij Tayal

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Kshitij Tayal is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having played district-level tennis competitions, Kshitij is also a tenured journalist of the sport with over four years of experience. At EssentiallySports, he pens down some thought-provoking pieces on players and tournaments across the ATP and WTA.

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