“Striving for History Making”: Patrick Mouratoglou’s Inspiring Message for Serena Williams on This Special Day

Published 07/02/2021, 12:20 PM 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)


A remarkable tennis team that formed after the 2012 French Open is nine years old now. So far, this team has collected ten Grand Slam titles and an Olympic Gold medal. Hence, there is no question why they are among the best player-coach tennis teams of the 21st century. They are none other than tennis queen Serena Williams and her coach Patrick Mouratoglou.

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Unquestionably, the pair has come a long way with a fair share of glories and upsets. However, there is one thing about them that has only got better with time, and that is their passion for the sport.

ASB TENNIS CENTER, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – 2016/12/30: Tennis super star Serena Williams with her coach Patrick Mouratoglou during a training session at ASB Tennis Centre, Auckland, New Zealand. She is scheduled to play at the ASB Classic tennis tournament starts on Monday 2 Jan. (Photo by Shirley Kwok/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Recently, in recognition of their anniversary, the French coach penned an inspiring post on Instagram. Along with looking back to when they started, Patrick also stated their mission ahead.

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Patrick Mouratoglou’s message on completion of 9 years with Serena Williams

Nine years ago, Serena had lost for the first time in the opening round at Roland-Garros. After that, she joined hands with Patrick for the better. As for the coach, he claimed partnership with 23-time Grand Slam champion the “most inspiring journey” of his life. Now, he is looking forward to winning more with her.

“This time of the year marks 9 years of working with Serena. What started with a vision, is now one of the most inspiring and motivating journeys I have embarked on. Never once have I doubted in your capacities and your strength. 9 years later, we are still striving for another Grand Slam and history making,” Patrick wrote on Instagram.

Only recently, Serena suffered a heartbreaking blow during her first-round match at the Wimbledon Championships 2021. She slipped and injured her leg, ending her dream to win her 24th Grand Slam title in London. No doubt that the pair will return with high hopes at the US Open in August.

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Serena’s 2021 season so far

The former World No.1 had an inspiring run at the start of this year in the Australian Open. Despite losing in the semifinal to Osaka, Serena remained confident about the season ahead.

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 16, 2021 Serena Williams of the U.S. and her coach Patrick Mouratoglou during a practice session REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Next up, Serena put on a notable front at the French Open before losing to then 21-year-old Elena Rybakina in the fourth round. Now, fans hope for her to bring everything together in the remaining Slam of the year, the US Open.

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Do you think Serena’s chase for 24th Grand Slam ends this year?

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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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