Serena Williams has the time”working for her” in pursuit of an elusive 24th Grand Slam singles title, says her long-time trainer Patrick Mouratoglou.
The former world No 1, who will turn 38 after this month, suffered her fourth consecutive defeat in a major final in the US Open since her wait to coincide with the all-time drag of Australian Margaret Court was prolonged.
Williams will have to wait in January for the shot history – until the Australian Open – her last Grand Slam title in 2017’s scene.
After her defeat to Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu in Flushing Meadows, the world resisted fears on her capacity to overcome one obstacle in her career: reevaluate the tally of Court and then to coincide.
Mouratoglou, who has coached Williams since beginning their partnership in June 2012 to 10 Grand Slam titles, insists the American is becoming more formidable.
“I believe time is searching for me personally,” Mouratoglou told Sky Sports’ Mathieu Wood in a private interview in the Mouratoglou Academy.
“I believe she was better at the US Open than she ever was at Wimbledon and Wimbledon better compared to Roland Garros.
“She is getting back in shape and the longer in shape she will be the more dangerous she will probably be. I think she has started to play good tennis.”
Williams hasn’t won a pair in some of the four Grand Slam finals she’s attained since the return in the arrival of her first child in September 2017.
She dropped to Angelique Kerber at the Wimbledon showpiece this past calendar year, prior to adolescent Andreescu and being beaten by Naomi Osaka in New York while this season she’s lost on exactly the stages against Simona Halep.
Mouratoglou admits Williams, who won a Grand Slam old 17 needs to work out that the formula once more on the stage as she aims to strengthen her legacy.
“She has to win that previous game in the championship that’s always really difficult,” he said.
“It’s one game for history and the pressure is quite high. I’m not in my head but I could figure she’s currently playing one match for background.
“That is the highest pressure anybody can have in life and on the opposing side of the court she plays women who have zero pressure because it is their first final.
“They will play many [Grand Slams], they are young, they are excited, enthused so that they play without stress and that makes a difference. However, at a certain point she will work out how to cope with that.”
Patrick Mouratoglou was speaking to Sky Sports at the launch of Asics being appointed official footwear and apparel partner of the Mouratoglou Academy.
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