“Mode Activated”: Coach Patrick Mouratoglou Shares Serena Williams’ Training for Wimbledon Championships 2021

Published 06/14/2021, 6:16 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)


Former World No. 1 Serena Williams saw a bitter ending to her much-anticipated clay-court season. After three scintillating victories at the French Open 2021, she faced an upset afterward.

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In the pre-quarters, the 21-year-old Kazakhstan professional Elena Rybakina had bettered the tennis queen 6-3, 7-5. However, the chase for Serena’s 24th Grand Slam title is far from over.

Notably, Serena is getting ready for the next Grand Slam tournament, the Wimbledon Championships 2021. Moreover, it is the event that has given her the most success compared to the other major tournaments.

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Serena Williams of The United States celebrates victory during the Ladies Singles second round match against Christina McHale of the United States on day five of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 1, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Serena Williams begins training for Wimbledon Championships 2021

After her loss at the French Open, the American suggested that she might not participate in any tune-up tournaments for Wimbledon. Nevertheless, this did not mean that she would take one of the most prestigious tennis events for granted.

In a recent Instagram post, Patrick Mouratoglou, Serena’s coach, shared a glimpse of her training session. Excitingly, the video shows the 8-time Wimbledon champion engulfed in a casual hitting session on a hard court. She precisely orchestrated the point and finished it with an overhead backhand.

Patrick captioned the video, “Forward-looking. Wimbledon mode activated.”

After her performance in Paris, the 39-year-old shooed away fitness-related doubts. In fact, she was one of the most prominent candidates for the title.

However, Serena will let the past stay in the past and focus ahead on her next destination. Arguably, she has the best chances of winning her long-awaited 24th Grand Slam title on the grass paradise.

The impact of Serena’s decision to eliminate warm-up tournaments is still unknown, and the 23-time Grand Slam champion will have all eyes on her at Wimbledon 2021.

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What are Serena’s chances of winning Wimbledon?

Inarguably, Serena has both the will and the power to go the extent even today. Moreover, she has been the runner-up at the event for the last two Wimbledon editions.

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Serena Williams of the United States celebrates winning her Ladies’ Singles Quarter-Finals match against Camila Giorgi of Italy on day eight of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 10, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

However, Serena’s only concern is the ever-growing talent on the WTA Tour. It would be intriguing to see her prepare for them once again. Above all, the American professional has a higher chance of winning than any of her opponents. But it would still be a massive challenge.

The main event starts on 28 June and will run till 11 July 2021. Will Serena finally reach her 24 majors milestone at Wimbledon?

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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