Serena Williams' ex long-time coach asked if he'd ever coach Emma Raducanu

Raducanu has worked with five different coaches since 2021 Wimbledon.

by Dzevad Mesic
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Serena Williams' ex long-time coach asked if he'd ever coach Emma Raducanu
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Serena Williams' former long-time coach Patrick Mouratoglou revealed he is not sure if he would accept to coach Emma Raducanu but underlined to the Briton that she must be ready to trust someone if she wants to find stability.

Raducanu, 21, has worked with five different coaches since 2021 Wimbledon. Most recently, Raducanu hired Sebastian Sachs for the 2023 season but the two announced their split in early June - a month after the British tennis star had three surgeries.

Raducanu, who confirmed last week that her comeback would start in Auckland, hasn't yet announced her coach for 2024. Sky Sports asked Mouratoglou - who achieved major success with Williams - if he would ever accept to work with Raducanu. "I don't know.

I haven't thought about it but all I can say is is she ready to trust someone? Can she trust a project and to follow that project for long enough to be able to make real progress that she needs to do in order to achieve her potential? What hurt her so much is all those changes because you cannot change your tennis project every three months, it doesn't make sense," Mouratoglou told Sky Sports.

Mouratoglou thinks Raducanu must be ready to trust someone

Raducanu hasn't had much success since the 2021 US Open and some former players have been claiming that constantly changing coaches has prevented the Briton from developing her game.

Mouratoglou agrees that a coach needs to be given time in order to make the partnership work. "I understand it's not easy to trust someone but that's also what makes the careers of players. They have the ability to stick to people that they believe in, to a project they believe in and not change whenever there is anything wrong because it's a marathon.

You have to accept that during a marathon you have ups and downs and every time you have a little down you get rid of the people, you can't reach the finish line in one day," Mouratoglou said.

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