23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams is striving to earn her next Grand Slam title. Over the last two years, she made it to the major finals four times. But she couldn’t pull off a set in any of those matches. This year, if the US Open gets underway it will definitely be her goal to fulfill her 24th Slam reverie in New York.
Recently the US Open laid down strict rules and regulations for their 2020 edition to get underway. In order to reduce minimize the number of people in the stadium, they have formulated only one person can accompany each player from their team.
But elite players like Serena Williams will have a big-sized entourage. And she’s not really habituated traveling with one person in her box. Also, being a mother of two-year-old daughter Olympia, Williams travels the world with her. She cannot spend straight two to three weeks without her little one.
World Number nine Serena’s coach Patrick Mouratglou joked about her situation and said Olympia will coach her during the New York major as he cannot accompany her if the new rules are applied.
“I think Serena will want to play US Open 100%, but I don’t know how she can go there with only one person. And I don’t imagine her three weeks without her daughter, so maybe her daughter will coach her? I mean, she can only do better than me in Grand Slam finals,” Mouratoglou told No Challenges Remaining podcast.
Also, World Number one Novak Djokovic is not in the favour of playing the American major this year, due to their strict measures imposed.
Recently Mouratglou also reflected upon Serena’s poor performance during Wimbledon finals. She lost to Simona Halep in 56 minutes 6-2, 6-2 at Wimbledon Championships 2019 finals. He coach stated she was highly strung before the match, and that affected her performance.