Serena Williams with coach Patrick Mouratoglou

Posted in: 03/09/2022 - 10:30Very last update: 03/09/2022 - 10:28

New York (AFP) - Frenchman Patrick Moratoglu, coach of American Serena Williams among 2012 and 2022, sheds light-weight on a player who accompanied her throughout the victory of 10 of the 23 major tennis titles, in an job interview with Agence France-Presse in the September 2021.


"At to start with she tried using to impress me and tease me. She lacked assurance since she experienced two agonizing yrs additionally a to start with round defeat at Roland Garros. It was not the similar. When she reached the Wimbledon semi-finals (2012) and is ranked seventh in the environment, I was at the cafe, I was working. He smiled at me, declaring: "That is + superb, no make a difference what transpires, on Monday I will be 3rd in the globe!" I replied "What does this indicate? ' I am amazed that you are influenced by this. Can you describe it? + I felt bad and couldn't answer my question.

"But in the night, she wrote to me 'sorry for what I claimed previously. 3rd spot implies absolutely nothing, even 2nd position +' then I called her again".

That summer, Muratoglu believes, he gave the finest efficiency of his vocation: "The London Olympics were extraordinary. He won Wimbledon with the self-assurance he deserved to wander on water."

He ongoing: "I crushed absolutely everyone there. In the final, the rating was 6-, 6-1 against (Russian Maria) Sharapova! There she gave her very best stage, no 1 was able to halt her."

He added: "In late 2014 and early 2015, I received four big titles in a row and played properly."

She concluded: "In 2013, she instructed me that she hadn't received at Roland Garros for 11 many years and she preferred it as a objective for her. She failed to shed a match on the filth road that calendar year. She won in Charleston, Madrid, Rome, Roland Garros, Bastad .. Not even Rafael Nadal ".


"I know players who are still celebrating their team title. In 2013, soon after crowning Roland Garros following 11 many years of ready and five minutes right after the trophy ceremony, he told me 'Now we have to acquire the Roland Garros title' Ho forgot Roland Garros just after chasing it. " 11 a long time outdated! This is a hero. A heroine who in no way appears to be like again ".


"The benefits he has on the pitch also have in business enterprise and other industries. I am convinced that his results in everyday living is similar to his job. When you are a hero, you are a hero, a level. Regardless if you are a tennis participant, a swimmer, in organization, an actor, you are a hero. "

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She continued: "Due to the fact supplying delivery to her daughter, issues have gotten more complicated. She has a lot of challenges because she doesn't want her life as a mother to that of a participant, which is really rational."

"I consider that is the primary explanation he failed to acquire the (excess) Grand Slam. His family members is initially and if he wishes to do terrific factors in a selected area, that place won't be able to consider next spot."

His tennis legacy

"It adjusted tennis. It introduced a sporting dimension that had never existed and she, alongside one another with her sister Venus, opened the doorways to an whole technology of players simply because it was a white sport."

"He developed intimidation in tennis, because of to his frightening existence for many others. For a prolonged time, this was extraordinary," additional Mouratoglu, who has witnessed his improvement as a player both of those physically and psychologically.

"It also introduced the small business entire world into the women's racket. Right before, the selection was slim, but with it the figures enhanced owing to its aura and it grew to become a marketing venture that opened the door to large contracts for feminine players." included Muratoglu.

The finest in historical past?

"This begs the problem of (Australia's Margaret Court) 24 titles. Margaret Court docket played in an era in which 3 quarters of Australian players did not go to (Australia's Championship), when tennis was beginner and there have been 16 players taking part. to tournaments. "

And Kurt has received 11 of his file Australian training course titles.

He ongoing: "I don't want to disrespect Margaret Courtroom, but it can be a various period ... Indeed, it would be far better if Serena broke her history, but she will remain the finest participant in background."