Serena Williams revealed she was in a “funk” last week, saying her hectic schedule was not leaving her enough time to care for her daughter.
Serena made this known in a post on social media on Monday.
The 36-year old who suffered a crushing defeat to Johanna Konta 6-1 6-0 in a match that lasted less than an hour, gave birth to her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., last September.
The American after giving birth needed surgery for blood clots and struggled with postpartum depression.
Serena in an Instagram post said, “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.
“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,” she said.
“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!”
Serena reached the Wimbledon final in July, losing to Angelique Kerber, and is expected to compete in the US Open at the end of this month. Her next Grand Slam title would tie her with Margaret Court for most all-time with 24.