Share this article

‘Doesn’t Mean That She Is a Psychologist’ – Serena Williams’ Ex-coach Patrick Mouratoglou Passionately Defends Belarusian WTA Star Over Her Latest Remark

Published 02/13/2023, 11:30 AM EST

Follow Us

via Imago

Serena Williams‘ former coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, is among the best tennis coaches in the world today. Apart from imparting basic tennis skills to his wards, the Frenchman believes that it is also important for a coach to work on their mental part. Meanwhile, the latest Australian Open champion Aryna Sabalenka made a strange comment regarding the need for psychologists for tennis players. Although, Mouratoglou believes that people are interpreting it the wrong way. Here’s what happened.

America’s Favorite Video Today

Patrick Mouratoglou explains Aryna Sabalenka’s statement

Recently, the Australian Open 2023 champion, Aryna Sabalenka, made a claim that she does not need a psychologist and she is her own psychologist. Discussing the same, the renowned coach tried to explain the actual meaning behind the statement. Here’s what he said.


Article continues below this ad

“When Sabalenka says she is her own psychologist, I think that what she meant working with a psychologist or a coach is not enough. By working with a psychologist, she probably identified where the problem was during the matches. Which was probably linked with how to control her emotion better. “


56.9k readers Last 30 min

Get instantly notified of the hottest Tennis stories via Google! Click on Follow Us and Tap the Blue Star.

Follow Us

He further added, “When she says she is her own psychologist, I think she means once she steps in court in the competition, she took the decision to do this to do that or to stick to her goals. Maybe one of the goals is to control her emotions better. She was relying on a psychologist for that, and she was not doing it during the matches. It doesn’t mean that she is a psychologist. It means that she took a decision that paid off.”

‘Some People Throw Others Under the Bus’ – Serena Williams’ Ex-Coach Patrick Mouratoglou Bashes American Tennis Veteran Over Her Insulting Comments on Elena Rybakina’s Coach

Mouratoglou has always advocated the importance of mental health for tennis players. He recently spoke in detail about the coach’s role in grooming his wards mentally.

Mouratoglou on coaches’ role behind the mental battle of tennis players


Article continues below this ad

Patrick Mouratoglou gave the example of a tennis coach who wanted to change his client because he was not doing well mentally. However, Mouratoglou believes that helping the players with their mental toughness is part and parcel of a coaching role.

via Getty

Providing feedback will help us make your experience better.

The Fan's Perspective

Enjoyed Your Read? Let us know how likely you are to recommend EssentiallySports to your friends!

Least Likely

Most Likely

He further explained how it impacts performance. The Frenchman also claimed that, without working on the mental aspect of players, the coaching role has no value.


Article continues below this ad

WATCH THIS STORY: Hilarious Meaning of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Serena Williams on Urban Dictionary!

It is great to see coaches giving importance to the mental health of players. The issue regarding mental health was something people used to ignore for a really long time.



Gaurav Verma

1113 articles

Gaurav Verma is a Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. He has post graduate diploma in management from IILM Graduate School of Management and a BBA degree from Bangalore University. He has 1-year of experience in the banking sector.

Edited By: Akash Pandhare