Today, Serena Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou made an announcement that shocked the tennis world. On Twitter, the iconic coach shared the news that he will become the full-time coach of former World No.1, Simona Halep. Since parting ways with her long-time coach, Darren Cahill, earlier this year, Simona has been on the lookout for a new coach. Based on what we’ve seen recently on social media, it seems she’s finally found the one. Ummmm… does Serena know this?
Patrick Mouratoglou to be full-time coach of Simona Halep
Earlier today on Twitter, Mouratoglou tweeted, “Today, I am starting a new chapter in my coaching career: I am now the full-time coach of Simona Halep. In the last 8 months, I realized how much I missed coaching. It is the passion of my life, and I still feel like I have so much to give. Simona came to the Mouratoglou Academy before Indian Wells for a training block. I swung by at a few of her practices, watched her train. At the end of the week, she asked me if I’m available to coach her. I have the highest respect for her but it was out of the question at the time. A few weeks later, I had a conversation with Serena, and the door opened for me, at least short term, to work with someone else. I will keep you updated on what’s coming next soon.“
— Patrick Mouratoglou (@pmouratoglou) April 7, 2022
What about Serena Williams?
After reading this news, there’s only one question on the minds of tennis fans… Is Patrick abandoning Serena Williams? We can’t say, for sure, however, it seems likely that the French coach will leave Serena’s camp to join the Romanian superstar.
We say this because logically, he can’t coach two superstars simultaneously. Moreover, Serena Williams has been off the courts for the last 8 months after suffering an injury at last year’s Wimbledon. And according to Patrick’s tweet, coaching is his passion and he has missed it for so long. Maybe Serena’s long-term injury forced him to make this decision.
Meanwhile, Simona is looking forward to training under Mouratoglou.
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What do you think happened with Serena that forced Patrick to take this decision? Let us know in the comments.