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Former Coach Rick Macci Reveals Unique Trait of His Student Serena Williams

Published 06/04/2022, 2:59 PM EDT

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Serena Williams is probably the best player to step on a tennis court. The 40-year-old has won 23 major titles in her illustrious career that has spanned over two decades. Although she made it look easy on the court, there is a lot that goes behind making a successful tennis player.

Serena was lucky to have her father, Richard Williams, who coached her and Venus at a very early age. However, there’s a huge role played by her former coach Rick Macci.


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Rick has been the coach for many successful tennis players in their formative years, but Serena is his favorite. He recently took to his Twitter account to share a unique trait of his favorite student, Serena.

Serena had more time – Rick Macci

Praising Serena’s mental strength, her former coach Macci praised her for being ready in advance for the challenges that she might encounter. He called it a special genetic quality that the former world number 1 possesses.

“Serena had more time than any student I ever taught. A unique quality that is genetic, where you are just ready mentality before you have to get ready,” he wrote.


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Notably, Macci is one of the most renowned tennis coaches in the world as he has been a seven-time USPTA national coach of the year and has trained five number one ranked players, including Serena, Venus, Jennifer Capriati, Maria Sharapova, and Andy Roddick.

Serena Williams missing from the Wimbledon entry list


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The entry list for Wimbledon 2022 has no mention of Serena Williams. Notably, earlier, the 23-time Grand Slam champion had hinted at a possible comeback in Wimbledon 2022. But that seems very unlikely now. Although she can participate after requesting a wild card invitation, nothing as such can be confirmed for now.

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The Wimbledon championship will kick start on June 27 at the All England Club and will go on till the 10th of July. Serena has not played since last year’s Wimbledon, where she retired in her first-round match against Aliaksandra Sasnovich due to a hamstring injury.


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Gaurav Verma

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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: Tony Thomas