Serena Williams, who will play Maria Sharapova on Saturday for her first French Open title since 2002, has embraced the French life as much as possible. She has recently bought an apartment in Paris, has taken painting classes and, perhaps most importantly, has gotten a new French coach. Patrick Mouratoglou has helped Serena to improve her focus, movement balance and overall game. According to Fed Cup coach Mary Joe Fernandez, Mouratoglou has had “a very calming influence on her. His demeanor is just very down to earth. She has said how she gets anxious sometimes and has to tell herself to relax at times. I think she’s much more calm when she plays now.” Serena is not showing any sign of slowing down soon, as her crushing of Sara Errani showed yesterday, a match that ended in just 46 minutes and ended in Errani getting only one game from Serena.
Tennis great looks better than ever heading into final against Maria Sharapova.