Serena Williams Postpartum Emotions Contributed to Tennis Loss
8/6/2018 3:58 PM PDT
Serena Williams says she was in a “funk” throughout her historic loss on the Silicon Valley Basic final week — all as a result of postpartum feelings made her really feel like a nasty mother.
Williams suffered the worst lack of her professional profession to 43rd ranked Johanna Konta — happening in straight units … 6-1, 6-0.
Now, Serena — who gave delivery to her daughter again in August 2017 — says postpartum feelings undoubtedly performed a job.
“Final week was not simple for me. Not solely was I accepting some powerful private stuff, however I simply was in a funk. Largely, I felt like I used to be not a superb mother,” Williams wrote on Instagram.
“I learn a number of articles that stated postpartum feelings can final up to Three years if not handled. I like communication greatest. Speaking issues by with my mother, my sisters, my buddies let me know that my emotions are completely regular. It’s completely regular to really feel like I’m not doing sufficient for my child.”
She added … “Though I’ve been along with her each day of her life, I’m not round as a lot as I would love to be. Most of you mothers cope with the identical factor. Whether or not stay-at-home or working, discovering that steadiness with youngsters is a real artwork. You’re the true heroes.”
“I’m right here to say: if you’re having a tough day or week–it’s ok–I’m, too!!! There’s at all times tomm!”