Serena Williams Coach in US Open 2022: Are Her Parents Still Coach Her?

Serena Williams wants to give herself the greatest opportunity to win. She expanded her coaching team with the new member being World No. 1(doubles), Rennae Stubbs.

We’ll find out if her parents still coach her.

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An Addition to Serena Williams’ Coaching Team

Serena Williams, 40, has teamed up with Rennae Stubbs and appointed the former World No. 1 (doubles) as her coach for the approaching US Open 2022. This would be Serena’s last Grand Slam.

When Williams and World No. 3 Maria Sakarri were training at Arthur Ashe Stadium, Stubbs, a 4 time Grand Slam doubles titleholder, was with Serena’s coaching staff giving the senior player guidance.

Following the session, the two sat down and were talking in depth.

Stubbs, 51, an Australian, has experience teaching athletes, having earlier collaborated with Eugenie Bouchard, Samantha Stosur, and Karolina Pliskova.

Previously in the year, Williams and her longstanding mentor Patrick Mouratoglou split, and he is currently working with Simona Halep.

Rennae Stubbs and Serena Williams
Rennae Stubbs and Serena Williams
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Eric Hechtman, Venus Williams’ mentor, coached Serena since 2019 after her return at the Eastbourne International and the Wimbledon Tournament. He was a tennis player at the University of Miami and was a longstanding manager at the Royal Palm Tennis Club in Miami.

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Do Serena Williams’ Parents Still Coach Her?

Richard Williams, aka “King” Richard, groomed the Williams sisters to emerge as the superstars they are now.  But, the question arises that whether he is still training them.

Most likely the answer is No. Richard, 80, who is currently a resident of Atlanta, recently had health concerns. Following two attacks in 2016, his son Chavoita LeSane is taking care of him.

Serena Williams and Richard Williams
Serena Williams and Richard Williams (Credit: Getty Images)

Serena’s One last Grand Slam

Serena’s tennis retirement is official now, in a heartfelt statement as per Vogue magazine publication. She acknowledged that it was the hardest call she had to make, and it did not come naturally.

However, the 40-year-old has chosen it’s time to retire from tennis and concentrate on starting a family. She had an almost three-decade-long chosen profession in which she won an incredible 73 titles.

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Serena Williams
Serena Williams (Credit: Getty Images)

Serena Williams is already working for several years to win a career-high 24th Grand Slam championship, but she is short of time to surpass Margaret Court’s overall total.

Serena Williams has lost both of her matches played in Canada and Cincinnati since the publication of her Vogue piece, which represents her performance during the previous 18 months.

The US star’s career has declined and she has struggled with injuries since reaching the Australian Open semifinal the previous year, limiting her from only 7 tournaments since January 2021.

At the Cincinnati Open, Williams lost to Emma Raducanu. The 6 time US Open champion faces steep expectations because of her low performance, but she is undoubtedly giving it her 100% this year.

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