‘Serena needs to change her game up’ says candid coach

Frank admission spells out reality to ailing American tennis legend

MUCH TO CONSIDER: Serena Williams has not won a Grand Slam since 2017

TENNIS LEGEND Serena Williams requires a new approach if she is to win her elusive 24th Grand Slam title.

That is the view of her coach Patrick Mouratoglou. He told told BBC Sport: “We have to accept the fact that it is not working,” Mouratoglou said.

“Maybe come back with a different angle, a different strategy and different goals so she can make it.

“We have to face reality, but she is positive that she can make it otherwise she probably wouldn’t be on a tennis court anymore. She believes she can make it and I believe it too. She’s not that far, but we have to change a few things.”

RETURN

Williams, 38, has only one title since her return two years ago, last month in Auckland, for a career tally of 73.

Her last Grand Slam success was at the Australian Open three years ago when she was eight months pregnant. She has since lost finals at the 2018 and 2019 US Open and Wimbledon tournaments, has not gone beyond the fourth round at the French Open and the quarters in Australia.

Williams admitted after her Melbourne loss she made “too many errors to be a professional athlete” but also insisted “I definitely do believe (in more major titles) or I wouldn’t be on tour.”

DUO: Serena with her coach

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