“Hit the winners and the unforced errors”

I’m a massive tennis fan, so I watched the fluffy documentary about Serena Williams attempting to complete the calendar Grand Slam (winning all four grand slams in one year).

The quote that stuck with me was from her coach, in the lead up to a match against her sister, Venus.

“Go get every point. You’re going to hit the winners and the unforced errors. I want everything to depend only on you.”
– Patrick Mouratoglou, Serena Williams’ coach

ThisĀ approach has defined great athletes across all sports. And great advice for life,

Serena Williams isĀ a fascinating and astonishing athlete, so it’s a shame the documentary was obviously incredibly closely controlled. It’s on iPlayer for another week or so.