Serena Williams’ religious father “King” Richard once blatantly dismissed the idea of ​​having Patrick Mouratoglou on her team: “Turn her life more to Jehovah.”

Legendary tennis player Serena Williams has had many coaches in her career, but her partnership with French coach Patrick Mouratoglou was one of the most successful player-coach pairings in the history of the sport. Mouratoglou in particular joined Serena’s camp in 2012 and they immediately won a Grand Slam title at Wimbledon.

Meanwhile, Serena’s father, Richard Williams, her coach since childhood, was happy with his daughter’s success. However, he wasn’t happy about Mouratoglou joining their coaching camp as he mocked the France coach.

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Richard Williams once mocked Serena Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou

After Serena won the Wimbledon Titles in 2012, reporters asked “King” Richard about Mouratoglou coaching Serena. In reply, he said, I like it, but I think it would be much better if Serena took the time to dedicate her life more to Jehovah.

“I don’t know what she’s doing because I’m not with her 99 percent of the time, but I think she should make more time for it. That’s more important than any tennis ball or anything she could do in practice to try new things. It was Jehovah who brought them here.” continued Richard.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 7: Serena Williams (R) of the USA celebrates with her father Richard Williams after her women’s singles final match against Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland on day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Remarkably, Richard mentioned Serena’s problems with blood clots as it caused her massive physical problems. So he wanted her to thank the Almighty for her win and not coach Patrick Mouratoglou. In 2012, Serena beat Polish player Agnieszka Radwanska in three sets to win her first Grand Slam title under Mouratoglou. Since then they have won 9 more Grand Slam titles to bring her total to 23.

Fans criticized Mouratoglou for his farewell message to Serena

Earlier this month, Serena Williams ended her illustrious tennis career after losing in the third round of tennis US Open. Many fans and players congratulated her and celebrated her as GOAT. Patrick Mouratoglou also posted a tweet about her retirement.

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“What a ride it was. Thank you for everything. I wish you the very best for the next chapter!” he continued to write Twitter.

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However, fans expressed their anger and disappointment at his tweet as he neither mentioned Serena’s name nor tagged her in the tweet. Many fans called him out for it and heavily criticized him for writing a bad farewell message. Above all. Mouratoglou decided to part ways with Serena in April and became the new coach of Simona Halep. It’s entirely possible that many fans were angry at Mouratoglou for leaving Serena before making her comeback.

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Meanwhile, Serena is enjoying her retirement so far with her daughter Olympia. However, fans are still hoping for a comeback, especially at the Australian Open in 2023.

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