Coach Patrick Mouratoglou Reacts After Serena Williams Becomes Board Advisor for $4.3 Billion Worth Blockchain-Based Soccer Game

Published 01/21/2022, 6:42 AM EST
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 22: Serena Williams speaks on stage during keynote conversation at 2019 Watermark Conference for Women Silicon Valley at San Jose McEnery Convention Center on February 22, 2019 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Marla Aufmuth/WireImage)

Winner of 23-time Grand Slam and one of the greatest female tennis players of all time, Serena Williams has recently joined Sorare, a fantasy soccer game as a board advisor. The former World No.1 wants to make a change in women’s sports and that’s why she took this step. Sorare is a blockchain firm with around $4.3 billion valuations. 

The American wants to help many women’s sports financially, including tennis. After seeing this, her coach Patrick Mouratoglou responded on Twitter with great pride. 

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 4, 2021 Serena Williams of the U.S. celebrates after winning her third round match against Danielle Rose Collins of the U.S. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Patrick Mouratoglou feels proud of Serena Williams

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According to Forbes, Serena Williams has joined the $4.3 billion blockchain-based company as a board advisor. Their main goal in appointing Serena was to push their market in North America as the tennis player is really famous in the USA. The company is based in France and has many licensed IPs, including La Liga, Bundesliga, and many more. 

After Serena’s inclusion, the company wants to add at least two American sports this year, according to Forbes. Serena’s husband, Alexis Ohanian, first introduced her to this and she also reportedly made a personal investment in this company.

 ​​”When we think of web3 and we think of crypto: that’s going to be the biggest space for the next several years in terms of growth,” Williams said about joining Sorare. 

Serena’s coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, congratulated the player on her new adventure off the tennis court. Patrick is also hopeful that Serena will be successful in this venture as he said, “Serena used to making headlines for tennis is now also making headlines for business. New trend that will only grow in the future…”

Serena is still eying for the 24th Grand Slam title

Despite getting all the success off the court, Serena is still one of the most dangerous players on the tennis court. Whichever tournament she enters, she automatically becomes a clear favorite to win it. 

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However, the 23-time Grand Slam winner has not played any matches since her first-round exit at last year’s Wimbledon. She has been suffering from various injuries which derailed her ambition to win the 24th Grand Slam title.

The American will definitely look to make a comeback in 2022 once she recovers from injury. It will be interesting to see when she will make a comeback; maybe it will be in May at the French Open. 

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Will Serena reach her goal in 2022? Let us know in the comments.

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Debkinkar Maity

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Debkinkar Maity is a Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. His desire to become a sports journalist inspired him to take up a degree in journalism and mass communication, and he hasn't looked back ever since. Following the sport for over a decade now, Debkinkar has an ardent love for Roger Federer.

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