Serena Williams: "Prince Harry is my mental coach"

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Serena Williams: "Prince Harry is my mental coach"

Mental health in tennis and sports is a very important and delicate topic, which came out forcefully in the eyes of all after Naomi Osaka talked about her problems on the eve of the Roland Garros 2021. The Japanese said she suffered from depression.

She also gave up on Roland Garros and Wimbledon last year, in order not to answer the questions of the journalists at the press conference. Prince Harry of England talked about his work in helping people with mental health problems by setting himself up as their mental coach.

In fact, to the New York Times, he said: "My goal is to make an impact in people's lives. Proactive coaching offers endless possibilities for personal development and awareness, to lead to a better overall life."

Serena Williams, a great friend of Prince Harry and his wife, actress Meghan Markle, who was also present at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan, during the virtual event organized by the company BetterUP, said: "Prince Harry he is my mental coach, we talk for hours every time we meet.

He always solves my problems in life. " Serena suggested that all companies leave each employee an hour free to focus on themselves. Harry is one of the two children of Lady Diana, grandson of the Queen of England. But he renounced the benefits of belonging to the royal family including honors, leaving Prince William with the status of second in line to the throne after his father, Prince Charles.

Serena Williams

Serena Williams has won 73 WTA singles titles: 23 of these are Grand Slam events (absolute record in the Open Era, men included), making her the second player ever to have won more Majors in this specialty behind only Margaret Smith Court, with 24 .

She completed the virtual Grand Slam, which consists in winning four consecutive Slams not in the same calendar year, twice (in the two years 2002-2003 and 2014-2015). She has also won five year-end Master Cups and 19 Premier category tournaments (6 Premier Mandatory, 6 Premier 5 and 7 Premier), as well as 21 Tier I and Tier II titles and a gold medal from the London Olympics in 2012 against Maria Sharapova.

Not only in singles Serena Williams can boast numerous victories, but also in women's doubles and mixed doubles, where there are 16 other Grand Slam tournaments: 14 won with her older sister Venus and two in mixed doubles, both obtained with Maks Mirny in 1998.

To these successes must be added three other gold medals at the Olympics, all won together with Venus, a Federation Cup and two Hopman Cups. In 2021, Serena missed the US Open due to a hamstring injury which she got at Wimbledon.