'Serena Williams had forgotten that', says top coach

There is no doubt that the popularity of Serena Williams has not diminished after her retirement at the US Open

by Simone Brugnoli
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'Serena Williams had forgotten that', says top coach

There is no doubt that the popularity of Serena Williams has not diminished after her retirement at the US Open in 2022. Not surprisingly, she ranks second among the most Googled African-American women of 2022. The lifestyle website ThatSister analyzed the data of research of more than 100 of the most powerful African-American women as of January 1, 2022 to determine who were the most followed and talked about of the year.

The results revealed that Zendaya is the most searched for African-American woman in 2022, followed by Serena Williams. The former world number 1 has been clicked on the net a whopping 1.65 million times a month this year, with interest skyrocketing during the US Open, her last tournament.

Williams preceded Meghan Markle, pop star Beyonce and former first lady Michelle Obama in the top five. Jada Pinkett-Smith, Oprah Winfrey, rapper Nicki Minaj, and Cardi B and Whoopi Goldberg rounded out the top 10. Serena Williams ended her tennis career in September with a 7-5, 6-7(4), 6-1 third-round loss to Ajla Tomljanovic at the US Open.

The American, after her maternity, no longer appeared in a dazzling form, so she decided to hang up the racket at 41 years of age. She is considered one of the most important tennis players in the history of the sport and, with a prize pool of more than 94 million dollars, she is the woman who has won the most.

The 23-time Grand Slam champion recently entered a new chapter with the launch of new lifestyle brand Will Perform, consisting of a collection of topical pain relievers, daily muscle care lotions and roll-ons designed to offer pain relief.

and daily muscle support, both for athletes and non-athletes.

Mouratoglou reflects on Serena Williams

Patrick Mouratoglou and Serena Williams had a long and successful partnership. "I taught Serena Williams to think like Serena again," Mouratoglou said.

"She had forgotten that. So, she loses the US Open semifinal against Roberta Vinci and it had a huge impact on her. Even though it is one defeat after four Grand Slams won in a row, and she was in the semifinal of the fifth. So, I had to connect her to herself," Mouratoglou said."I'll never forget the 30 minutes before Roland Garros final...

I said to her 'You have forgotten who are, I need to remind you so sit down. I'm going to tell you your story. She can make it to the final as she has the tennis and physical qualities, but to win a final requires a specific headspace. Serena didn't have it."

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