“Even Smashing Your Racquet”: Patrick Mouratoglou Trolls Serena Williams

Published 07/07/2021, 8:21 AM EDT
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)


Fans became quite disappointed when Serena Williams injured herself in the very first round of the Wimbledon Championships 2021. As a result, she withdrew from the Grand Slam and her quest for the 24th major title continues.

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Recently, before the Wimbledon Championships 2021, Serena Williams gave an amazing speech at the annual convocation ceremony of the students of the Mouratoglou Academy. There, in one of the lines, she said, “Everything I do, I do wholeheartedly, even if it’s smashing a racquet.”

What she wanted to imply here was that every student must follow his passion wholeheartedly. However, her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, decided to have some fun with her and made an Instagram reel to troll her. In that fans can see Serena’s aggression on the court as she is smashing racquets really hard.

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“Whatever you do, do it 100%… even smashing your racquet,” wrote Mouratoglou in the caption to tease Serena.

Even Serena Williams laughed after saying these lines during her speech at the Mouratoglou Academy. However, nobody thought that Patrick would edit it, convert it into a reel, and make it this hilarious.

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Serena Williams in the 2021 season so far

Serena Williams got off to a great start in the 2021 tennis season. She fought against all the odds and managed to reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open 2021. Even though Naomi Osaka crushed her in straight sets there, the American legend impressed almost everyone with her fighting spirit in Melbourne.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 29, 2021′. Serena Williams of the U.S. in action during her first-round match against Belarus’ Aliaksandra Sasnovich Pool via REUTERS/Jed Leicester

After that, Serena took a few months’ rest due to an oral surgery. She returned to the court at the Italian Open 2021 but suffered a humiliating defeat in the very first round. However, she bounced back, played well at the French Open 2021, but eventually got eliminated in the pre-quarters.

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The former World No.1 player didn’t play any grass-court tournaments before the Wimbledon Championships 2021. She could have won her 24the Grand Slam title here but an injury forced her to withdraw from the major. Fans hope that Serena recovers soon and returns to the court as soon as possible. Will she be able to succeed at the US Open 2021?

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Anshul Singh

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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