Patrick Mouratoglou reveals what Serena Williams told him after winning 2013 RG
Serena Williams is one of the greatest champions the game has ever seen and her hunger for success never fails to amaze. Going into the 2013 season, Williams’ big goal was to finally win another French Open title. Williams won her first French Open title in 2002 but it took her more than a decade to win it all at Roland Garros again.
Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou appeared on the Joe Pomp show, where he recalled an interesting Williams story. “I have this story with Serena was incredible,” Mouratoglou said in a conversation with Joe Pompliano, as quoted on Sportskeeda.
“We started in 2012 and she was in trouble at that time, and then she starts to win, she wins Wimbledon, US Open and then the Masters at the end of the year. And then she tells me, she struggles to win Roland Garros, and she would love to make a plan.
We win Roland Garros the next year. She’s expecting to win it for 11 years without success. She won in 2002 and then not once until 2013.”
Williams won the 2013 French Open title
Just minutes after winning the French Open, Williams turned to Mouratoglou and told him Wimbledon was next.
“She was right there was in 2013, after 11 years, trying to win it right?” Mouratoglou conitnued. “After the trophy ceremony, she’s just stretching and I’m with her. And then she turns to me after literally five minutes after and she says to me, okay.
Now we have to win Wimbeldon. I know she already forgot about Roland Garros, the titles she’s chasing for 11 years, but this is really an example of the mindset of the champions.” Unfortunately for Williams, she didn’t win Wimbleldon that year.
In 2013, Wimbledon made the round-of-16 before she suffered a shock loss to Sabine Lisicki. Williams didn’t win Wimblledon in 2014 either but then won back-to-back Wimbledon titles in 2015 and 2016.