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“Not Mouratoglou giving an ultimatum to Serena, like how dare you”

Serena Williams’ former coach Patrick Mouratoglou recently opened up about his split with the 23-time Grand Slam singles champion. Mouratoglou’s comments, which suggested a bizarre end to their working relationship, drew varied reactions from tennis fans on social media.

In his statement, the Frenchman expressed that Serena Williams was not clear on her future plans with regard to tennis when he approached her a few weeks before the 2022 French Open. After their time together officially ended, Mouratoglou teamed up with Simona Halep, whom he now coaches.

Fans expressed their views on the 10-year association between Williams and Mouratoglou and the way it ended.

“Not Mouratoglou giving an ultimatum to Serena. Like how dare you,” a fan wrote on Twitter.

not Mouratoglou giving an ultimatum to Serena 😭 like how dare you twitter.com/josemorgado/st…

“Mouratoglou playing victim here and accusing Serena of indecisiveness… how low! Besides Serena returning at RG, what nonsense? She was already an established GS champion before he even appeared on her radar (as a coach). She can retire on her own terms,” ​​another fan wrote.

@josemorgado Mouratoglou playing victim here and accusing Serena of indecisiveness… how low!Besides Serena returning at RG, what nonsense?She was already an established GS champion before he even appeared on her radar (as a coach).She can retire on her own terms.

@josemorgado Always felt that disconnect brewing between the 2. That response or inaction from Serena reflects her dissatisfaction with the partnership already. She was not even engaging him on his socmed personal marketing of her.

hearing @pmouratoglou has said he told Serena he was waiting for her to turn up to a training session she didn’t so he closed the🚪Have some respect Serena she has given you so much more than anything other player @Serena Williams 🙏❣️ Coach Venus please @Venuseswilliams https://t.co/yvyVCOVKdv

The 52-year-old tennis coach said that towards the end of his chat with Serena Williams, he told the American player that he would consider himself free and independent of their association if she did not arrive for training the following Monday.

“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 I would consider myself free,” he said.

The Frenchman further stated that he felt like taking a break from coaching altogether after the incident due to a lack of motivation.

“After Serena decided to take a break, I confessed to my loved ones that I feel like I’m done with coaching,” Mouratoglou said. “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.”

@gnome_196883 he needs her more than she needs him. snarky. if someone said that to me i wouldnt show up just cos… XD

I don’t think people get just how good Serena Williams was from the get go. She didn’t start being good in 2012 when she got a new coach, no. That was just an elevation of what was already there.

One day y’all gonna wake up and realize mouratoglou was never good and Serena was just amazing. Nobody has coached besides Serena Williams won a slam🙄

@josemorgado He shares way too much about their private conversations publicly.

Meanwhile, another fan was worried that we may have already seen the last of Williams on the tennis court, hoping that isn’t the case.

“She’s the best ever. I’m not a fan of hers. But I’m sure I’d weep saying goodbye to such a monument. I hope she gives us that chance. To pay homage to a legend.”

@josemorgado You don’t want to play tennis anymore? Fine. But you have to say goodbye. On a tennis court. That’s where you belong. She’s the best ever. I’m not a fan of hers. But I’m sure I’d weep saying goodbye to such a monument. I hope she gives us that chance. To pay homage to a legend.

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Serena Williams also won the Olympic Gold medal in both singles and doubles at the 2012 London Games. During her association with Mouratoglou, the American also secured three year-end championship titles. Their last Major title came at the 2017 Australian Open.

Of course happy this title but more than anything proud of @Serena Williams for her hustle and fight. 38 years old, being a mother, 23 Majors, and still having that passion and dedication for the game is unique. This explains why Serena is Serena. https://t.co/d0sntJwJkj


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