‘Bring Together People’ - Serena Williams’ Ex-coach Patrick Mouratoglou Celebrates His Foundation With UFC Star Francis Ngannou Among the High-End Celebrities

‘Bring Together People’ – Serena Williams’ Ex-coach Patrick Mouratoglou Celebrates His Foundation With UFC Star Francis Ngannou Among the High-End Celebrities

Serena Williams’ ex-coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, is indeed one of the most influential tennis coaches around the world. He often shares his knowledge about the game on his social media. In 2014, he created a foundation called Champ’Seed foundation with a desire to help tennis players who don’t have financial stability. Many players from that foundation have become great players on the tour, including Stefanos Tsitsipas, Coco Gauff, and others.

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Recently, he celebrated the 8th anniversary of his foundation with many stars in attendance.

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Patrick Mouratoglou celebrates the 8th anniversary of Champ’Seed Foundation with Francis Ngannou and others

In a recent Instagram post, the French tennis coach shared some lovely moments from the celebration. Interestingly, the current UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou was also there during the celebration. Apart from him, former women’s basketball player, Lisa Leslie, 2018 Football World Cup-winning player, Adil Rami, and a few other celebrities also joined the anniversary party.

In the caption of his Instagram post, Mouratoglou wrote, “Living the dream, surrounded by the people who dared to dream with me. An unforgettable night celebrating the 8th anniversary of the Champ’seed Foundation, whose philosophy is to bring together people who have succeeded in life – the donors – with young tennis kids with huge upside. I can’t wait for the next generations of players to follow in the footsteps of Stefanos, Coco & Holger.”

“A special thanks to @francisngannou, @adilrami, @gadelmaleh, @lisaleslie, @boriskodjoe, @bobsinclar, and all the celebrities from the worlds of sports and entertainment who graced us with their presence last night,” he further wrote thanking all the celebrities for attending the party.

It is worth noting that, in his caption, he mentioned the name of Stefanos Tsitsipas, Coco Gauff, and Holger Rune. Coincidentally, they came from the same foundation, as Mouratoglou is one of the reasons for their rise on the tour. While Tsitsipas already is a superstar, Gauff and Rune are slowly making their marks on the tour. Recently at the French Open, Gauff played the final, and Rune reached the quarter-final as well.

Mouratoglou parted ways with Serena Williams

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Earlier in April, Mouratoglou shared shocking news, as he announced the spilt with 23-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams. Instead, he became the full-time coach of Romanian tennis star Simona Halep. The 2-time Grand Slam winner beat Serena in the 2019 Wimbledon final to crush her dream to win 24 Grand Slam titles.

PARIS, FRANCE May 27. Serena Williams of the United States with coach Patrick Mouratoglou while practicing on Court Philippe-Chatrier in preparation for the 2021 French Open Tennis Tournament at Roland Garros on May 27th 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

Last week, Serena announced her return to Wimbledon. Currently, she is playing without a coach. At the same time, Halep is with Mouratoglou. Certainly, it will be an interesting encounter if they face each other at Wimbledon this year.

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