Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Serena Williams reveals she's suffering from ‘Postpartum Emotions’

Serena Williams reveals she's suffering from ‘Postpartum Emotions’

Tennis pro Serena Williams on Monday revealed that her historic loss at San Jose's Silicon Valley Classic on July 31 is due to postpartum depression she is suffering from.

Serena Williams reveals she's suffering from ‘Postpartum Emotions’

'Last week was not easy for me. Not only was I accepting some tough personal stuff, but I just was in a funk. Mostly, I felt like I was not a good mom,' the 36-year-old athlete - who boasts 24.8M social media followers - admitted.

'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.'

Serena Williams reveals she's suffering from ‘Postpartum Emotions’

'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!'

The four-time Olympic gold medalist previously admitted she could have played 'a zillion times better' against British player Johanna Konta, who beat her (6-1, 6-0) during their 52-minute match. On Saturday, she pulled out of this week's Rogers Cup in Montreal, citing personal reasons.

It was the fifth tournament Serena competed in since welcoming her first child with husband, Initialized Capital General Partner Alexis Ohanian Sr.

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