"I told her I would consider myself free if she didn't come" - Mouratoglou on split with Serena Williams

Patrick Mouratoglou explained at an event how Serena Williams and he split after working for several years together.

While speaking at a sports festival at Cluj Polyvalent, the Frenchman explained how his stint with Serena Williams came to an end. He revealed that he asked the 23-time Grand Slam singles champion about her plans for the season and whether she wanted to go to Roland Garros:

"I wanted to be fair to her and not be disappointed at the end of my career. I went to ask her what she was going to do. It wasn't very clear to her. I asked her if she wanted to go to Roland Garros. She told me he didn't know. It was six weeks before the tour. I told her I was waiting for her on Monday for training and if she didn't come I would consider myself free."

He said:

"After Serena decided to take a break, I confessed to my loved ones that I feel like I'm done with coaching. I knew that one of my strengths was that I had a lot of enthusiasm for my work. Without this enthusiasm, I can't be a good coach. I felt like I had lost it."

In the end Mouratoglou agreed to work with Simona Halep as she tries to reclaim her glory days.

Place comments

666

0 Comments

More comments

You are currently seeing only the comments you are notified about, if you want to see all comments from this post, click the button below.

Show all comments