Serena Williams is one of the most famous tennis players in the world. Her achievements in the sport have led to her being an ambassador of the sport and an example to all women around the world that through hard work and dedication, they can achieve their dreams and be the best in the world. Serena’s career has been nothing short of extraordinary and even at age 37, she continues to prove that she is still one of the best female tennis players in the world. She is currently on a quest to win her 24th Grand Slam title and equal former Australian tennis player Margret Court’s record.
Time off in 2017
Serena and her sister Venus were introduced to tennis at a young age by their parents Richard Williams and Oracene Prince. Serena is currently coached by 49-year-old Patrick Mouratoglou. Mouratoglou has been coaching Serena since 2012 and the pair have enjoyed success together. Serena has won all the major Grand Slam titles under Mouratoglou’s tutelage. In 2017, Serena took a break from the game to focus on her pregnancy with her husband Alexis Ohanian. She delivered her daughter Olympian 1st September 2017. She has since returned to the game and is in the hunt for her record-equaling 24th Grand Slam title.
Since her return, Serena has reached four Grand Slam titles but has lost all of them. After her latest loss to Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu, Mouratoglou posted on his Twitter account that he was proud of Serena for her fighting spirit praising her as an ultimate champion of the sport.
“Sport can be ruthless. You always have the choice to look at the glass half full or half empty. Serena has lost the last four grand slam finals but she has also reached four grand slam finals not even two years after becoming a mother, being almost 38 years old. This is an incredible achievement even though the goal is to win tournaments. I am so proud of her and what she is able to achieve.”
The ultimate Champion never gives up
Mouratoglou added that he had no doubt that Serena would eventually win her 24th Grand Slam title.
“Now there is always the option to give up, advised by those who let their frustration rule their opinions. The other option is to continue the fight for winning other majors. It is a deep plan to work so hard, give it your all and fail. One quality of a champion is to never give up, whatever they go through until they reach their goal. Serena is the ultimate champion. Sport can be ruthless, but that is also why we love it.”
We are sure that not many will disagree with Mouratoglou assessment and Serena will eventually win a Grand Slam title in the near future.
Serena Williams’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.8, Serena Williams played her last match on the 7th of September when she lost Bianca Vanessa Andreescu 6-3 7-5 in the final in U.S. Open.
Serena Williams’s best performance of this season was getting to the final in at the U.S. Open, Toronto and in Wimbledon.
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