Serena Williams, the 23 times Grand Slam champion recently hinted possible comeback in the upcoming Wimbledon championship. Although she is yet to make a formal announcement, her fans are already over the moon. However, the rumored tensions between Williams and her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, might crush this slight ray of hope.
Serena Williams Makes a Shocking Move Recently, Serena unfollowed her former coach and great friend Patrick and fueled the fire of her retirement. People fear now that she has broken her ties with the former coach, she might as well leave tennis. One of her fans posted the same and wrote, “Serena unfollowing Patrick now I’m even more scared she ain’t coming back.”
Serena unfollowing Patrick ? now I’m even more scared she ain’t coming back pic.twitter.com/Nif7dGRtpX — Arthur (@pavserenka) April 24, 2022
People are flooding social media with probable reasons behind her actions. Some believe that it’s an anger-ridden move from Serena. As Partick has taken Simona Halep, one of the major rivals of Williams’ under his wings. He announced that he will travel alongside Halep for the clay-court season. However, he also stated he wanted to be in action till Serena is recovering. And hinted that his and Halep’s partnership might be short-lived.
Whereas some believe that the former World no.1 is slowly breaking her ties with tennis and will mark the end of her professional career soon. While there are also people who believe that her unfollowing Mouratoglou doesn’t hold any meaning itself. As she has done something of this sort earlier. Williams a few months ago, unfollowed her husband, Alexis Ohanian.
Achievements of Williams and Patrick Duo
The French tennis coach Patrick Mouratoglou is world-renowned for helping players such as Grigor Dimitrov and Stefanos Tsitsipas achieve their goals. And shape the next generations of players such as Coco Gauff. He paired with Serena Williams in 2012 when the American tennis ace was going through some rough patches.
Serena had just suffered a first-round opening defeat in French open 2012. Therefore was low on both form and will. From that point, Patrick helped her reach a position where she became invincible. Williams claimed three Wimbledon, three US Open Two Australian Open, and two French Open titles. And the Olympic gold medal was the cherry on the top.