Through his official Instagram account, Serena Williams's coach Patrick Mouratoglou commented on the American player losing to Bianca Andreescu in a straight-set US Open final. The Frenchman wrote: "Sport can be ruthless.
You always have the choice to look at the glass half full or half empty. Serena has lost the last 4 Grand Slam finals but she has also reached 4 Grand Slam finals not even 2 years after becoming a mother, being almost 38 years old.
This is an incredible achievement even though the goal is to win tournaments. I am so proud of her and what she is able to achieve. Now there is always the option to give up, advised by those who let their frustration rule their opinions.
The other option is to continue the fight for winning other majors. It is a deep plain to work so hard, give it all, and fail. One of the Champion's quality is to never give up whatever they go through until they reach their goal.
Serena is the Ultimate Champion. Sport can be ruthless, but that is also why we love it. Huge congratulations to @biancaandreescu, her coach Sylvain Bruneau and all her Team for a fantastic achievement." Mouratoglou, speaking to reporters, said he is sure Serena will win another Grand Slam title again.
He also praised Andreescu: "I am not surprised she is there, I expected her to reach the final and I think she will soon be the world No. 1. She has all the qualities. I have a lot of respect for her, she has a lot of resources on her game, which is very complete, she has all (that) she needs, her game is amazing: her physical and mental side. She seems to be confident, she feels to be where she should, that's how it seems to be."