Patrick Mouratoglou issues Serena Williams update as she begins preparations for US Open

And to help in the preparations, her coach Patrick Mouratoglou will be by her side once again, following the success of the Ultimate Tennis Showdown at his academy in France.

Speaking in an interview with Express Sport, Mouratoglou was in a positive mood about Williams and said the 38-year-old was gearing up to ‘lock-in’ for challenges that lie ahead.

“She’s doing well. She’s practised really well and as much as she can,” he said.

“When you have a date for your next tournament, that’s the extra motivation all the players need because they are used to having short-term goals.