“Still Willing to Improve Every Day” – Patrick Mouratoglou on Serena Williams’ 39th Birthday

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Serena Williams crossed another year in her life and she was met with a tweet from her coach Patrick Mouratoglou. Mouratoglou’s short and heartwarming birthday wish recalled her journey from being a teen sensation to a legend of the game. Even though she’ll be wished by millions, Patrick’s wish will certainly strike a chord with her heart.

“39 years young today and still on the courts! Who would’ve thought? On tour since you are 14 years old, you are still willing to improve every day in your tennis. Passion, ambition, the determination at their highest level, this is you,” the tweet read.

Serena Williams in action in the US Open 2020
Flushing Meadows, New York, USA; Serena Williams of the United States hits the ball against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in the women’s singles semifinals match on day eleven of the 2020 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. |REUTERS

Serena Williams and Patrick Mouratoglou share a close bond

To be a successful student and coach duo in any sport, bonding is the most important factor. Without that strong bond, it is not easy to produce results. Hence, a coach should establish himself as a friend, philosopher, and guide.

Serena Williams and Patrick Mouratoglou share a very close relationship beyond the tennis court. The duo has been working together since 2012.

Serena suffered a crushing loss in the opening round of the French Open 2012 which led her to rope in Patrick Mouratoglou.

In these 9 years, Patrick helped Serena win 10 Grand Slam titles. This included 3 US Open titles, 3 Wimbledon Championship, 2 French Open titles and 2 Australian Open titles.

Winning the year-end Championship titles for three consecutive years, Serena reached the pinnacle of her career with Patrick by her side. She made considerable improvements in the WTA rankings as she reclaimed the top spot with her streak of success.

Ever since her return to the court following her pregnancy, Serena has shown her old form time and again. However, she has seemingly lost steam in recent years, considering that she is without a Grand Slam since 2017.

Nonetheless, she still remains one of the best on the court and is capable of turning matches in her favor at any instance. Hopefully, we get to see the duo celebrating another Grand Slam win before she decides to hang up her racquet.

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