Los Angeles: Serena Williams says she is suffering from “postpartum emotions” as the 23-time Grand Slam winner struggles to deal with juggling family life and tennis. The 36-year-old American is seeking to regain her top form after missing most of the 2017 WTA season due to a pregnancy.
“I read several articles that said postpartum emotions can last up to three years if not dealt with,” Williams said. Williams’ disclosure comes a week after she suffered the worst loss of her career in San Jose, losing the final 12 games in a shocking 6-1, 6-0 first-round upset to unseeded Johanna Konta.
On Monday, she described her mindset at the time as being in a “funk”. “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,” tennis ace Williams wrote on her social media Instagram account.
(With inputs from AFP)