Serena Williams is regarded as one of the greatest tennis players of all time. She has won 23 Grand Slam trophies in her illustrious career.
Margaret Court holds the record with 24 Grand Slam titles, and she is just one away from breaking it. Many tennis players, like Naomi Osaka, look up to the former world number one.
Serena and her sister Venus have ruled the WTA tour for nearly two decades. She has made an incomparable impact on the sport. Serena Williams’ coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, spoke to AFP recently on how the Williams sisters are changing the tennis world’s dynamics.
Serena Williams’ career praised by Patrick Mouratoglou
In an interview with AFP, Patrick Mouratoglou complimented Serena for everything she has done for the tennis world. “She also brought the business to women’s tennis. Before her, the business was very small and with her it became huge because she has such an aura, she has become such a marketing object, too, that huge contracts are possible for the players,” he said, according to reports on Eurosport.
Serena’s remarkable domination and captivating attitude have elevated her to the forefront of the women’s game. She’s also built up a sizable fan base, which businesses and corporations use to promote their products.
Serena Williams’ season was cut short in June 2021 due to a hamstring issue. The American was forced to retire in the first round of Wimbledon 2021 against Aliaksandra Sasnovich.
In addition, she revealed just weeks before the US Open that she would not be competing. Serena Williams’ status for the rest of the season is still up in the air.