Tennis champion and mum-of-one, Serena Williams shared a new photo of herself cradling her sleeping daughter as she opened up about how hard it is balancing motherhood with a career. She cheered mums who hold regular jobs and still give their all to parenting saying they inspire her and make her proud.
38-year-old Serena and her husband, Alexis Ohanian welcomed their daughter and first child, Alexis in 2018.
In her Instagram post where she hailed working mums, the professional tennis player wrote:
“I am not sure who took this picture but Working and being a mom is not easy. I am often exhausted, stressed, and then I go play a professional tennis match. We keep going.
I am so proud and inspired by the women who do it day in and day out. I’m proud to be this baby’s mama @olympiaohanian. #nofilter#nomakeup #nohairbursh lol #justme.”
This comes after Serena’s coach, Patrick Mouratoglou said Serena’s team might have to change their strategy because she hasn’t won a Grand Slam title since returning to tennis after childbirth.
“We have to accept the fact that it is not working,”
Speaking to BBC Sport, he added:
“Maybe come back with a different angle, a different strategy and different goals so she can make it.
She does feel positive, she feels negative too because it is a failure when she doesn’t win a Grand Slam.
We have to face reality, but she is positive that she can make it otherwise she probably wouldn’t be on a tennis court anymore.
She believes she can make it and I believe it too. She’s not that far, but we have to change a few things.”