Serena Williams has the time”operating for the” in pursuit of an elusive 24th Grand Slam singles title, says her long-time coach Patrick Mouratoglou.
The former world No 1, who will turn 38 this month, suffered her fourth defeat at the US Open because her wait to match the all time haul of Australian Margaret Court was protracted.
Williams will finally have to wait until the Australian Open – her final Grand Slam title in 2017’s spectacle – in January for her second shot history.
Following her defeat to teenager Bianca Andreescu at Flushing Meadows, the world No 9 resisted anxieties over her ability to conquer one hurdle in her profession: to match then reevaluate Court’s tally.
Mouratoglou, who’s coached Williams to 10 Grand Slam titles since beginning their partnership in June 2012, insists that the American is becoming more formidable.
“I believe time is working for her,” Mouratoglou told Sky Sports’ Mathieu Wood in a private interview in the Mouratoglou Academy.
“I think she was much better in the US Open than she had been at Wimbledon and Wimbledon greater compared to Roland Garros.
“She is getting back in shape and the more in shape she are the more dangerous she will soon be. I believe she has started to play good tennis.”
Williams hasn’t won a set she’s attained since the return from the arrival of her first child in September 2017.
She lost to Angelique Kerber in the Wimbledon showpiece year, prior to being defeated by Naomi Osaka at New York while this year she has dropped on the very same phases against Simona Halep and then teenager Andreescu.
Mouratoglou concedes Williams, who won a Grand Slam old 17 in 1999, needs to work out the formula once again on the greatest stage as she intends to strengthen her legacy.
“She’s to win that last match in the championship that’s always really difficult,” he said.
“It is 1 game for background and the pressure is high. I am not in her mind but I could figure she is playing one match for background.
“This is the maximum pressure anyone may have in existence and on the other side of the court she plays girls who have zero stress as it is their first closing.
“They will play many [Grand Slams]they are young, they are excited, enthusiastic so they perform without stress and that makes a huge difference. However, at some point she will figure out how to cope with that.”
Patrick Mouratoglou was speaking in the start of Asics being named apparel associate and official footwear of the Mouratoglou Academy.
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