Patrick Mouratoglou

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Patrick Mouratoglou
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Patrick Mouratoglou
Country (sports) France (residence)
Born (1970-06-08) 8 June 1970 (age 52)
Neuilly-sur-Seine, France[1]
Coaching career (1999–)
Marcos Baghdatis (1999–2006)
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (2007–2009)
Aravane Rezaï (2009–2010)
Yanina Wickmayer (2009–2012)
Laura Robson (2010–2011)
Jérémy Chardy (2012)
Grigor Dimitrov (2012)
Serena Williams (2012–2022)
Stefanos Tsitsipas (2018–2021)
Coco Gauff (2018–2021)
Simona Halep (2022–)
Holger Rune (2022–)
Coaching achievements
Coachee singles titles total31
Coachee(s) doubles titles total4
List of notable tournaments
(with champion)

Career Golden Slam (Williams)
Non-Calendar Year Grand Slam (Williams)
2x Australian Open (Williams)
2x French Open (Williams)
3x Wimbledon (Williams)
3x US Open (Williams)
2012 Olympic Gold Medal (Williams)
3x WTA Tour Championships (Williams)
9x Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (Rezaï, Williams)

Last updated on: 28 January 2017.

Patrick Jean André Mouratoglou (born 8 June 1970) is a French tennis coach and sports commentator of Greek descent.[2][3] He was the coach of Serena Williams from June 2012 to 2022. Since Spring 2022, Mouratoglou has been the coach of Simona Halep.

Coaching career[edit]

He founded the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy in 1996 near Paris (later relocated to the outskirts of Nice), and has coached many up-and-coming players, including Marcos Baghdatis (whom he coached to the final of the 2006 Australian Open), Julia Vakulenko, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Aravane Rezaï, Irena Pavlovic, Jérémy Chardy, Laura Robson, Yanina Wickmayer and Grigor Dimitrov.[4]

Mouratoglou started coaching the ATP player Marcos Baghdatis in 1999 when Mouratoglou invited him to his Tennis Academy in October 1999, on a one-week basis. Baghdatis was, according to Mouratoglou, "not an athlete at all", however within seven years he would become a junior world No. 1, win the 2003 Australian Open boys' title, reach the final of the same tournament in 2006 and reach the world's top ten.[5]

In July 2007, he started coaching Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Within two years, Pavlyuchenkova reached the world's top 30 and has since made two Grand Slam quarterfinals and reached a career-high ranking of world No. 13.[6] They ended their association in August 2009, and Mouratoglou moved onto coaching both Aravane Rezaï[7] and Yanina Wickmayer.[8] Rezaï enjoyed a successful 2010 season, entering the world's top 20 and winning the Premier event in Madrid whilst Wickmayer reached a career-high ranking of world No. 12, in April 2010. Mouratoglou stopped working with both Rezaï and Wickmayer in August 2010 and April 2012, respectively.[9]

In December 2010, Mouratoglou started coaching Laura Robson, who was world No. 217 at the time and still struggling to break into the senior tour.[10] They worked together for six months before separating shortly before Wimbledon in 2011, when Robson was still struggling to make any progress on the WTA Tour, having slipped further to world No. 257.[citation needed] During this same period, Mouratoglou also coached Jérémy Chardy within his academy.[11]

In March 2012, Mouratoglou started coaching Grigor Dimitrov and set about guiding him back into the world's top 100, having dropped to No. 102 by the time he started.[4][12] This association ended in September that year and Mouratoglou moved on to coaching Serena Williams.

By the time Mouratoglou started coaching Williams, she had just suffered her first-ever opening-round defeat in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament, losing in the first round of the 2012 French Open. Since then, Mouratoglou has guided Williams to her fifth, sixth and seventh Wimbledon titles, the Olympic gold medal, her fourth, fifth, and sixth US Open titles, her second and third French Open titles, three consecutive year-end championships titles, her sixth and seventh Australian Open title and lifted her back to No. 1 in the WTA rankings.[13][14]

In 2015, Stefanos Tsitsipas started training in his tennis academies, as well as being coached by Patrick Mouratoglou and his father Apostolos Tsitsipas.

In spring 2022, Simona Halep began training with Mouratoglou. He began coaching rising young phenom Holger Rune in October of 2022 in the absence of Halep from the WTA Tour due to her doping suspension, and helped lead him to his first Masters 1000 Title, defeating Novak Djokovic in the final.


  1. ^ Laïreche, Rachid (1 June 2015). "Patrick Mouratoglou, fort de coacher". Libération (in French). Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  2. ^ Who is Patrick Mouratoglou Archived 7 April 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Patrick Mouratoglou, who is from an old Istanbul family". Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 1 April 2014.
  4. ^ a b Patrick Mouratoglou. Retrieved on 12 June 2013.
  5. ^ Tennis – ATP World Tour – DEUCE Australian Open 2011 – Marcos Baghdatis – Back to Basics. Retrieved on 12 June 2013.
  6. ^ TENNIS. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova started working with Patrick Mouratoglou – Markos Baghdatis coach. (28 July 2007). Retrieved on 12 June 2013.
  7. ^ Aravane Rezai. Retrieved on 12 June 2013.
  8. ^ Yanina to join Mouratoglou Academy << Yanina Wickmayer Archived 17 February 2013 at Retrieved on 12 June 2013.
  9. ^ Wickmayer moves on from Mouratoglou. (26 April 2012). Retrieved on 12 June 2013.
  10. ^ "Mouratoglou to coach Laura". Eurosport. 28 December 2010. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  11. ^ Ten Things You May Not Know About Jeremy Chardy – TennisNow. Retrieved on 12 June 2013.
  12. ^ Dimitrov appoints Mouratoglou as coach. (7 March 2012). Retrieved on 12 June 2013.
  13. ^ Balym, Toddy. (7 January 2013) Heart the key for lovestruck Serena Williams. Retrieved on 12 June 2013.
  14. ^ Rothenberg, Ben (12 October 2012) Serena Williams, Back on the Rise, With a Newfound Appreciation –
Sporting positions
Preceded by Coach of Serena Williams
Succeeded by

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