Serena Williams Wimbledon

Mouratoglou backs ‘unstoppable’ Williams to win Wimbledon


Patrick Mouratoglou has coached Serena Williams since 2012 and has full belief that she can win a eighth Wimbledon title in 2021.

Williams will get her tournament underway later today against Aliaksandra Sasnovich, as she aims to win her first Major since 2017.

Serena has reached the last two Wimbledon finals losing to Angelique Kerber and Simona Halep, respectively. However, coach Mouratoglou believes this could be the year that Williams wins a record-tying 24th Grand Slam title.

With the withdrawal of Simona Halep and Naomi Osaka withdrawing, Petra Kvitova exiting in the first round yesterday, perhaps the draw has opened up perfectly for Williams.

“Very good grass-court players and Grand Slam winners and they’re in the draw so I think the draw is strong and there’s a lot of specialists on grass.

“I still think the same, even though a lot of people don’t think she’s the same, I think she’s still Serena and if she clicks and if she processes like the champion she is, I don’t think she’s stoppable,” Mouratgolou said.

The 39-year-old has not played since her fourth round exit at French Open in early June, which has allowed for perfect Wimbledon preparations.

“She’s more ready and the surface is also ideal for her because it highlights her serve, it highlights the quality of her shots and she’s moving well on grass.

“She likes grass and she’s had so much good memories and good results on that surface that I think she’s much more ready than at Roland Garros.” Mouratoglou added.

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