The Wimbledon champ posted numerous photos of her coach and rumored boyfriend
If looking good is the best revenge, then Serena Williams just hit another grand slam.
The 33-year-old tennis champ stood up to her body-shamers once again on Monday, this time with her smoldering French tennis coach – and rumored boyfriend – Patrick Mouratoglou, by her side.
Williams, who defeated Garbine Muguruza to win her sixth Wimbledon finals match on Saturday, took to her Instagram to post a glowing photo of herself at Sunday’s Wimbledon champions’ dinner in London. In the snapshot, the tennis star is wearing a glamorous, curve-hugging gown and triumphantly holding her golden trophy, the Venus Rosewater Dish, alongside a dapper-looking Mouratoglou.
She captioned the photo: “So happy @patrickmouratoglou could make this #Wimbledon dinner. He missed the last. Thanks Patrick for your perseverance and non stop belief and faith in me. #renasarmy #SerenaSlam 2.0 #ontothenextone.”
Williams also posted a second photo of Mouratoglou with her mother, Oracene Price, captioning it, “Look at mom hanging with the fellas. 3 men and a lady.”
Mouratoglou, one of the top tennis coaches in the world, has helped Williams earn six Grand Slams in the three years he’s been working with her. Although the two have never publicly commented on the nature of their off-court relationship, rumors have been swirling for years that they’re more than just coach and player.
Mouratoglou praised Williams following her historic win on Saturday, saying, “Serena is unique. There is only one Serena,” reports Yahoo Sports.
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After securing her second “Serena Slam” of holding all four majors at the same time, Williams faced criticism from Twitter users and The New York Times, who published an article – titled “Tennis’s Top Women Balance Body Image With Ambition” – claiming that, unlike Williams, other top female tennis players choose to “avoid bulking up.”
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling fired back at one Twitter user who said Williams was “built like a man,” Tweeting, “You’re an idiot.”
Earlier on Monday, as if to silence her haters, Williams posted another photo of herself showing off her stunning look at the Wimbledon champions’ dinner.
She captioned it simply, “Swerve.”