After the defeat at the US Open, with consequent retirementl, albeit not made official by Serena Williams, over the weeks and then months, there has been a lot of rumors about this situation. The American has several times in interviews fueled hopes of seeing her again on the court, by joking about her, and therefore not excluding her come back.
About this possibility, her former historical coach for ten years, Patrick Mouratoglou, talked about the topic in an interview that he granted to Eurosport. The French coach believes Williams will never return to play a match, although she would like to see her having fun again: “Do I want to see her play? I want to see her play again if she enjoys herself on the court.
For this she must feel strong. If she doesn’t feel strong, she won’t enjoy it. I want to see her play good tennis. If she can play good tennis, of course I want to see her on the court. Everyone wants it,” explains the French coach, who has now set his sights on Holger Rune, a tennis player who he is sure will become number one at the end of next season, and who this year won his first career masters 1000 by beating Novak Djokovic in Paris Bercy.
Patrick Mouratoglou talks about what Williams has done in his career
On what she has brought to world tennis, the French coach explained: “I think to be exceptional at something, and she was, you have to be a little bit obsessive about it.
You have to be 100% concentrated, otherwise, even for tennis genes, it’s complicated. I think that if she’s happy at the end of her career, that’s the only thing that matters. because no one will remember the last part.
We remember it now because she’s recent, but everyone will remember who she was the champion, all the Grand Slams she won, the things she brought to tennis and how she made history. The end of her career is an anecdote.”
The youngest of the Williams sisters, she boasts 73 WTA titles in her career, including 23 Slams. The two Majors that have seen her triumph several times were the Australian Open and Wimbledon with seven successes.