Patrick Mouratoglou Reveals His Crucial Role in Serena Williams’ Resurgence at Grand Slams

Published 01/24/2021, 11:04 PM EST
ASB TENNIS CENTER, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – 2016/12/30: Tennis super star Serena Williams with her coach Patrick Mouratoglou during a training session at ASB Tennis Centre, Auckland, New Zealand. She is scheduled to play at the ASB Classic tennis tournament starts on Monday 2 Jan. (Photo by Shirley Kwok/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)


American star Serena Williams and Coach Patrick Mouratoglou have been working together since 2012. Through this partnership, Serena has managed to pick up 10 Grand Slams.

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Clearly, Serena and Patrick’s collaboration has succeeded, which is why fans always want to know more about how they work together. Luckily for them, Mouratoglou has given some information regarding this.

In a recent interview, he was asked about whether he sets the guidelines for Serena. He said yes, which was very surprising as Serena was a 13-time Grand Slam champion when he began training her. Patrick elaborated on this and said:

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“Yes. She hadn’t won a grand slam for three years and had just lost in the first round at Roland Garros. We start to work and 15 days later she wins at Wimbledon in singles and doubles. Then she won everything and became world number one again. There, she said to me, “It’s very good but my dream is to return to Roland Garros.” I prepared a work plan for her which she validated and she succeeded.”

(Quotes have been translated with Google Translate)

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 17: Serena Williams of the United States celebrates winning her second round match against Eugene Bouchard of Canada during day four of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 17, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Serena Williams at the Australian Open 2021

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Serena was having a Grand Slam-drought when she began working with Patrick and he helped her break out of this. Now, he has to help her break out of another one of these droughts.

Since her win at the 2017 Australian Open, Serena hasn’t been able to win a single Major. She did manage to reach four finals, but unfortunately, she lost all of them to some of the younger tennis players.

Now, the American star is more motivated than ever to win another Slam, as she would then hold the all-time Major record with 24. That is what she will be looking to do at the 2021 Australian Open, and Patrick Mouratoglou is surely going to try to help her achieve it.

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