Nowadays, a question often raised in the tennis world is: When will Serena Williams claim her 24th Grand Slam title to equal Margaret Court’s record? While everyone has different answers, the famous coach and Junior Williams’s former hitting partner Sascha Bajin does not doubt it.
The 36-years-old from Germany, who had a brief career in the ATP Tour, served as a hitting partner for the 23-time Grand Slam champion for eight years. After that, he was a hitting partner for Victoria Azarenka, Sloane Stephens and Caroline Wozniacki.
“Serena Still Wants To Win As Much As She Did Before,”says Sascha Bajin
The 39-years-old woman from the United States of America won 13 Grand Slam singles titles when Sascha Bajin was one of her team members.
Having had a long time partnership with the former World No.1, Bajin emphasised that Serena is still playing with the same intensity even after giving birth to her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian.
“She must have become more relaxed off the court. But on the court, she’s still Serena and not mother. She still wants to win as much as she did before and definitely reach that 24 so that there is no doubt,” Sascha Bajin said in a recent conversation with sport1.de.
Williams also captured the Gold Medal in doubles at the 2008 Beijing Olympics followed by singles and doubles Gold Medals at the 2012 London Olympics while Bajin was part of her team.
Sascha additionally said that Serena is too ambitious about her 24th Grand Slam title and rewriting history.
“That’s one of the few reasons why she is still really playing along, I think. Nobody should be able to say, but she has one more. She is simply, which also distinguishes her, too ambitious for that,” the German added. (Quotes have been translated into English via Google translator )
Bajin is also a former coach of the four-time Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka, Kristina Mladenovic, and Dayana Yastremska. However, Sascha is the current coach of the Czech and former World No.1 Karolina Pliskova.