Williams was on top. Williams was the world's No. 1 women's tennis player once more. So, what happened? Williams hired a new coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, and her career, which had appeared to be dead, was rapidly resurrected. In fact, she went on to win three more titles after returning from maternity leave.
Serena's first pregnancy was announced in April 2016. She returned from maternity leave in September 2017 and went on to win the U.S. Open that year. In 2018, she again returned from maternity leave and won the Australian Open. The only major tournament she has not yet won is the French Open.
So, why would someone who has already been so successful want to work with a new coach? Well, according to Williams, the change was necessary because previous coaches had told her what she could or could not do well game-by-game, and she no longer felt like she was being honest with them if she didn't think she could win every match.
As well as changing coaches, Williams also changed cities when she moved from Florida to California so she could train with Mouratoglou. He lives near the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and the two developed a close working relationship.
Williams, a former world No. 1 in both singles and doubles, is widely recognized as one of the all-time greats of women's tennis, and is credited for ushering in a new age of power and athleticism on the women's professional tennis circuit, along with younger sister Serena Williams. The duo became known as "The Power Duo" because of their dominance on the court during the early 1990s.
They are the only pair of sisters to have ever reached the French Open final together, with Venus winning in 1995 against her older sister Serena. The same year they met in the final, they also met in the Australian Open final, where Serena defeated her again to win her first title. Their rivalry was often cited as one of the most intense in sports, with both sisters believing that they deserved to be ranked number 1 at some point in their careers.
Venus began her career at the very young age of 11 years and 110 days, making her the youngest player ever to compete in the U.S. Open when she appeared in the main draw of the 1991 U.S. Open. She went on to become the first woman to win the Grand Slam in three different disciplines (singles, doubles, and wheelchair) by taking titles at the 1994 Wimbledon Championships, the 1995 U.S. Open, and the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
Serena Williams is well-known for her strong style of play and for winning more Grand Slam singles titles (23) than any other woman or man during the open era.
Serena Williams made her professional tennis debut in 1995.
"I think tennis is a terrific sport for ladies, and it's a great chance to exhibit your individuality, be yourself, make a good livelihood, and do something you enjoy." Williams was ranked No. 1 in the world until she took a maternity leave in 2017. She returned the following year and has not dropped out of the top 10.
In 1998, at the age of 15, Williams became the youngest person ever to win the Australian Open. At the time, this victory also made her the most successful female player in the history of the event. In 1999, she lost in the final of the French Open while still being only 16 years old. But since then, she has never been defeated in a Grand Slam tournament.
Athletes usually start playing sports because they want to fit in with their friends, have fun, or get attention from boys/girls. But there are other reasons why people choose certain sports. For example, some people like the challenge of competing against others or the opportunity to test themselves by trying new activities.
Serena Williams started playing tennis at the age of 4 because her mother wanted someone to look after during the day. At first, they didn't have a court nearby so her mom used empty cans as targets while Serena threw balls at them. Eventually, they found a public court that was free of charges. Since then, tennis has been her number one priority.
Serena Williams is well-known for her strong style of play and for winning more Grand Slam singles titles (23) than any other woman or man during the open era. She has been called the greatest female tennis player of all time by many critics.
The daughter of a bus driver and a nurse, Williams was born in Brooklyn, New York on April 26, 1981. She started playing tennis at the age of 3 and became one of the best players in the world by the time she was 11. In 1998, at the age of 14, she won her first Grand Slam title at the French Open. Since then, she has won nine more Grand Slam titles at different events, making her the most successful player in the history of the game.
After graduating from high school, Williams went to Florida to pursue a tennis career. It wasn't easy at first; she didn't have much money and had to rely on grants and loans to pay for her training expenses. However, within a few years, she had become one of the top players in the world. In 2001, at the age of 19, she won her first US Open title.
In 2004, at the age of 24, Williams reached another major milestone when she became the first woman to win the Golden Slam: winning all four majors in one year.