Serena Williams seemed to have returned with honors to the clues after her maternity. His return was not produced under normal circumstances: he was a mother for the first time in September 2017, suffered a pulmonary embolism during childbirth that endangered his life, was away from the slopes for 14 months and next September 26 will turn 37 years. With all these circumstances his return to high competition posed reasonable doubts and yet this month of July the winner of 23 Grand slam and seven trophies of Wimbledon arrived at the end of the Great British tournament ready to make history and get his eighth Award in this competition. It could not have been and fell in front of the German Angelique Kerber, but its defeat did not rest epic on its return to the tennis courts nor its legend.
But in tennis, the experts say, not only the physical and the technique counts, the mental concentration has a fundamental role in the decisions that are made during the game and to Serena Williams the maternity is going to him bill. This week the American player withdrew from the Rogers Cup for which he competed in Canada, citing "personal reasons". Shortly thereafter she confessed the true motives that led her to make this decision.
After the final of Wimbledon, Williams suffered last week one of the worst defeats of his career when he lost 6-1 and 6-0 against the British Johanna Konta in the Silicon Valley Classic. It was the first time since he became a professional player, who did not earn at least two games in a game. And the time for Truth came and Serena Williams faced it by posting a text in her Instagram account: "Last week was not easy for me. Not only was he accepting some difficult personal things, but he was simply in chaos. Mostly, I felt like I wasn't a good mother. "
Last Week was not easy for me. Not only was I accepting some tough staff stuff, but I just was in a funk. Mostly, I felt like I was not a good mom. I read several articles that said postpartum emotions can last up to 3 years if not dealt with. I like communication best. Talking things through with my mom, my sisters, my friends let me know that my feelings are totally normal. It's totally normal to feel like I'm not doing enough for my baby. We have all been there. I work a lot, I train, and I'm trying to be the best athlete I can be. However, that means although I have been with her every day of her life, I'm not around as much as I would like to be. Most of you moms deal with the same thing. Whether stay-at-home or working, finding that balance with kids is a true art. You are the true heroes. I'm here to say: If you are having a rough day or week--it's OK--I AM, too!!! There's always Tomm!
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The post raised by the athlete continued to deepen in this personal moment that is living: "I read several articles that said that postpartum emotions can last up to 3 years if not treated. Talking about her with my mother, my sisters and my friends, I know that my feelings are totally normal. It's totally normal to feel like I'm not doing enough for my baby. "
Like so many other working mothers returning to their occupations, Serena Williams continues to explain how she feels: "I work hard, I train, and I try to be the best athlete. However, that means that although I have been with her every day of her life, I am not as much as I would like, "she says referring to her daughter Alexis Olympia. "Most of those who are mothers deal with the same thing. Staying at home or working, finding that balance with children is a real art. You're the real heroines. I'm here to tell you: if you have a difficult day or a week, it's okay, me too! "