Is Serena Williams pregnant of the second baby? Everything is possible… All you need to know about Serena Williams’ pregnancy claims. Patrick Mouratoglou, Serena’s coach has said, “Everything is possible!”
Serena Williams pregnant of the second baby? Everything is possible but I don’t know,” said Patrick Mouratoglou, Serena’s coach and co-founder of the upcoming Ultimate Tennis Showdown.
During the interview regarding UTS, the Frenchman talked also about several topics: Serena Williams, Dominic Thiem and Rafael Nadal.
According to Mouratoglou Serena can still reach Margaret Court’s record: “I would be willing to bet my money! Serena will win at least one more Slam before the end of her career. Now she is in Florida, she trains but she cannot play tennis, these are the rules.
She won’t lose her tennis, but motivation is something else. ” Talking about the last four painful Slam finals lost by the American champion, he said: “They were all painful: in all four Serena did not play as she should and she could have, otherwise she would have won.
In those finals she was very far from her real level.” Mouratoglou talked also about what Dominic Thiem said about financial aid to tennis players in difficulty: “Thiem exposed himself without fear of being judged, but I don’t agree with him.
Everyone needs it. But it is true that prize money would go revised with more balance and fairness.” Speaking of the upcoming UTS, it would seem that Rafael Nadal could also host such an event in the future.
About it Mouratoglou said: “Rafa is the greatest agonist in the sport: I like the idea of rivaling him!
Seriously, any new idea is welcome. We need real matches waiting to dispel all the doubts related to Covid -19 global pandemic: will we go back to playing?
Could we travel the world? In the meantime we must elaborate alternative ideas. If by the end of 2020 there will be no tournaments we must have a valid B-plan,” he said.
Patrick Mouratouglu: “We need a revolution or tennis is dead”
The awaited Ultimate Tennis Showdown, a tennis tournament with a new format at the Patrick Mouratoglou Academy, on the French Riviera, will begin on 13 June.
We already know the format: all of these 50 matches will be hosted at the Mouratoglou Academy and they will be behind closed doors.
There will be real-time interaction between tennis fans worldwide and their favorite players: fans can listen to every conversation between players and coaches. Stars involved in the matches will be allowed to express their emotions freely on the court.
During an interviw, Patrick Mouratouglu talked about the event. According to Serena Williams’ coach, tennis needs a radical change, a revolution, if it wants to attract more young people and survive, regardless of what will happen with the global Covid-19 pandemic: “The idea is not only mine, but also belongs to Alex Popyrin, co-founder of UTS and father of Alexei.
It is an important idea, a change, regardless of the pandemic, necessary for a sport in danger and which it is no longer able to attract new generations,” he said. About the format: “The logic of scoring dates back to the Night of Times.
The boys don’t understand it. Does such a score make sense in 2020? In these times it is mandatory to renew: ATP, WTA and the Grand Slam boards are too conservative and do not accept the news.” About what he hopes will become the UTS, he said:
“UTS is a long-term project, with a format similar to that of the ATP Next Gen Finals. Too long matches decrease the attention of the crowd.
The tennis players will have microphones, they can say what they want, expressing their feelings. For example, Fognini is my man! He is a showman: he is not perfect but I like him as he is.
We will encourage him to express himself freely, there are no warnings at UTS !” Regarding anti-Covid security measures Mouratoglou said: “We will respect the anti-Covid-19 rules imposed by the French government.
There will be no crowd, no handshakes, and tennis players will change court on opposite sides. Each player will have his own set of balls. The ball-boys and the ball-girls will have gloves, a mask and they will not touch the towels of the tennis players.”
Among the others David Goffin, Fabio Fognini, Benoit Paire, Alexei Popyrin, Lucas Pouille and Dustin Brown will be at the Tennis Ultimate Showdown.