Coach Patrick Mouratoglou Hails Serena Williams For Bringing Business to Tennis

Published 10/01/2021, 6:00 AM EDT
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)


Serena Williams is one of the most influential tennis players of all time. In her extraordinary career, she has won 23 Grand Slam titles. She’s just one short of Margaret Court’s record, which stands at 24 Grand Slam titles. Many tennis players, including Naomi Osaka, consider the former World No.1 as their inspiration.

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Serena has dominated the WTA tour, along with her sister Venus, for almost two decades. The influence she has had on the sport is unparalleled. In a recent interview with AFP, Serena’s coach Patrick Mouratoglou discussed how the Williams sisters change the dynamics of the tennis world.

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Patrick Mouratoglou impressed with Serena Williams’ career

The Frenchman Patrick Mouratoglou has been coaching Serena Williams since 2012. Williams has won ten Grand Slam titles under his guidance.

In an interview with AFP, Patrick Mouratoglou lauded Serena for everything she has done for the tennis world. On Serena, he said, “She also brought the business to women’s tennis. Before her, the business was very small and with her it became huge because she has such an aura, she has become such a marketing object, too, that huge contracts are possible for the players.”

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)

Indeed, Serena’s incredible dominance and charismatic personality have made her a focal point in the women’s game. She has also amassed a huge following which brands and corporations utilize to advertise their products.

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Williams injury update

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 29, 2021 Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts after sustaining an injury before retiring from her first round match against Belarus’ Aliaksandra Sasnovich Pool via REUTERS/Jed Leicester

Serena started the 2021 season brightly at the Australian Open. She reached the semi-finals of the Slam, where she unfortunately lost to Naomi Osaka.

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Her season was cut short in June 2021 when Serena Williams sustained a hamstring injury. At Wimbledon 2021, the American was forced to retire in the first round against Aliaksandra Sasnovich. Furthermore, she announced that she won’t be competing at US Open just weeks before the competition. It’s still uncertain whether Serena will play for the remainder of the season. 

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Atri Bhatt

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Atri Bhatt is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is pursuing his Master's degree in Sports Management from Deakin University, Australia. In addition to critically analyzing the game, he also plays tennis professionally.

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