American tennis legend Serena Williams is one of the best players if not the best to step on the court. The 40-year-old is currently away from the court for over a year now. She last played in the Wimbledon Championship 2021, during which she got sidelined by a hamstring injury. Her former coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, recently had an interesting update about his involvement in the upcoming Wimbledon, indirectly hinting at the situation of Serena’s coaching staff for the tournament.
Serena enjoys a huge fan following and is often seen answering her fan’s questions. However, the most persistent question she keeps getting is about her highly anticipated comeback. The 23-time Grand Slam winner has made no official announcement yet but has surely hinted at her return later this year.
Serena Williams might play in Wimbledon 2022 without a coach
Notably, the former world number is without a tennis coach right now. Her former coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, has parted ways with the 40-year-old and is currently working as a full-time coach of Romanian tennis star Simona Halep.
In a recent Instagram story, Mouratoglou posted,
“I will be with Simona at Wimbledon, hundred percent and I will also be there the week before Wimbledon when we play a tournament on the grass to prepare for Wimbledon.
However, this confirms that Serena will not have the service of the Frenchman in the upcoming Wimbledon. Also, as she has not announced her new coach yet, it seems possible that the former Wimbledon champion will be without a coach in the grass court event.
Serena’s record at Wimbledon
Serena Williams has been imperious at the Wimbledon Championships for the past 20 years. Serena has her best stats on grass as she has won 7 Wimbledon titles along with the 2012 Olympic gold medal. With 23 major titles, she will be vying to equal the current record held by Margaret Court with 24 Grand Slam titles.
However, the 40-year-old won her last major title way back in 2017. It surely will be a daunting task to beat favorites like Iga Swiatek to the prestigious Venus Rosewater Dish.
Do you think Serena can equal Margaret Court’s record at this year’s Wimbledon?