Share this article

‘Reminds Me a Lot of…’ – Aryna Sabalenka’s ‘Tremendous Firepower’ Prompts Serena Williams’ Childhood Coach to Draw Parallels with Former French Tennis Legend

Published 10/23/2023, 1:13 PM EDT

Follow Us

via Reuters

Tennis superstars consistently rise, dazzling fans with their remarkable style and outstanding skills. The Belarusian tennis ace, Aryna Sabalenka, has surfed huge waves in the tennis community. She has acquired a fan in a surprising spot – Rick Macci, the childhood coach of Serena Williams. In a recent interview, he drew an interesting parallel between the fan-loved tennis star and the French tennis legend, Mary Pierce.

America’s Favorite Video Today

Pierce was known for her aggressive baseline game and strong groundstrokes. Her unflinching determination and cutthroat soul made her a beloved figure in the tennis world. Her style of play, described by an intense mix of force and accuracy, has passed on a permanent mark. Macci’s comparison goes beyond the affirmation of their distinct playing styles.

Childhood coach of Serena Williams lauded Aryna Sabalenka’s explosive playing style


Article continues below this ad

Recently, Rick Macci, childhood coach to Serena Williams, shared his bits of knowledge about Aryna Sabalenka in a dazzling YouTube interview. Macci’s insights shed light on her aggressive playing style and the promising future of the Belarusian ace. Specifically, he underscored the remarkable “firepower” that Sabalenka brings to the court.

How the Belarusian steadily pulls the trigger and releases her shots mirrors her bold way of dealing with the game. Macci shared, “Hey guys let’s talk a little bit about Sabalenka. Okay really love her game. She has tremendous firepower and she pulls a trigger all the time. it’s straightforward she reminds me a lot of Mary Pierce. “


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

Follow Us

The interview highlighted Sabalenka’s “firepower” that permits her to play with a legitimate style and makes her an impressive player on the court. However, Macci also called attention to the importance of overseeing crucial points in time and holding one’s battling soul.

The American coach also explained, “She has got a lot of firepower…Okay, she’s going to be on the hunt for a long long time.”

The blend of Sabalenka’s physical talents and her psychological strength positions her as an imposing player in the cutthroat world of tennis. Tennis, other than its intensity, cultivates friendships among players.


Article continues below this ad

This carries us to the astonishing trio of Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki, and Aryna Sabalenka in Miami. It features the dynamic and enrapturing fellowship inside the tennis community.

Tennis BFFS and a surprise guest recently set Miami night ablaze

The Miami party night permitted these competitors to celebrate life off the court. Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki, and Sabalenka recently enjoyed a remarkable night out in Miami. The exact reason for their meet-up remains undisclosed. The Belarusian shared their exciting experience on Instagram, sparking enthusiasm among tennis fans and her followers.


Article continues below this ad

Fans were delighted to see these beloved tennis icons partying together, offering a glimpse of their life outside the court. To make the night even more special, renowned fashion icon Victoria Beckham joined the festivities. What did you think about the fierce Belarusian ace? Let us know in the comments below.

WATCH THIS STORY- Serena Williams’ Childhood Coach Shows Profound Venus Williams Bias as He Narrates a 31-Year-Old Tale Snubbing the Younger Sister

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



Written by:

Dr Aditya Raveendran Menon


One take at a time

Aditya Menon is a Senior Tennis Writer at EssentiallySports. He has authored over 900 articles covering several high-profile tournaments and events. As someone who is highly passionate about the sport, he has a special interest in covering the on-court and off court endeavors of the legendary Serena Williams and the ‘Big Three’ of men’s tennis.
Show More>

Edited by:

Anuj Jacob