One of the best coaches in the tennis world Patrick Mouratoglou proud of American tennis stars Serena Williams and Coco Gauff. For a reason, Their stance on Racial discrimination.
After the black man’s death in Minneapolis on may 25, widespread protests and demonstrations have been held in the US. The #BlackLivesMatter campaign on social media got attention from the whole world. In between Serena Williams, Coco Gauff, and Naomi Osaka raised their strong voice against racism.
Meanwhile, UTS matches, Patrick Mouratoglou spoke to Eurosports Tennis Legends Vodcast and Coach said that he felt proud of these women.
Both players have actively involved in the protest against racism. Recently, 16-year-old Coco Gauff also gave a strong speech in her hometown.
Serena especially, coming from a tough neighborhood, the whole Williams family, she had to go through a lot of difficulties, much more than someone who is wealthy and white,” Mouratoglou said.
“I am proud of Coco because she is 16 and the way she has been able to support this cause at only 16 years old. I don’t know whether you saw that speech that she made” He added.
“You see this street here? When I was a kid, I wasn’t allowed to cross that street” says Coco Gauff Father
Patrick Mouratoglou also remembers his talk with Coco Gauffs father Corey Gauff. “I was having lunch with the father of Coco Gauff in Delray Beach, where they come from, and he was telling me, ‘you see this street here? When I was a kid, I wasn’t allowed to cross that street because I was black and that was the line’, Mouratoglou said.
Even in 2020, this type of racism happening is really depressing, says the french coach. Recently Patrick Mouratoglou said that his event UTS will donate $50 to BLM movement in every card used in the event.