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‘Serena Williams doesn’t need to prove anything’ – Coach hits back at Ion Tiriac comments

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Coach Patrick Mouratoglou says Serena Williams has ‘nothing to prove’ as he bit back at criticism from Ion Tiriac.

Tiriac, who is the owner of the Madrid Masters, has been a long-standing critic of the 23-time Grand Slam winner.

His most recent comments were perhaps his most deplorable yet though, as he said: “At this age and the weight she is now, she does not move as easily as he did 15 years ago.

“Serena Williams was a sensational player. If she had a little decency, she would retire! From all points of view.”

Mouratoglou, though, has defended his player, using social media to subtly reminding Tiriac that Serena is still braking down boundaries.

“A year ago today, Serena reached a new milestone: she won her first title as a mother, at the ASB Classic in Auckland.

“She didn’t need to prove anything at that stage – but she did prove the world that she still has it in her, no matter the circumstances, no matter the challenges.

“Let’s make 2021 a memorable one.”


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