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Serena Williams - I Feel Like I Was Not A Good Mother

Serena Williams dropped an emotional letter admitting she feels like "not a good mother".

Williams only returned to tennis this year after she took over 12 months away from sport for her child.

The World No.1 reached Wimbledon Final in July but then face the worst defeat of her tennis career in San Jose last week.

British No.1 Johanna Konta thrashed Williams 6-1 6-0 in just 52 minutes and the American then withdrew from the Rogers Cup days after.

Her decision for pulling out of the Rogers Cup was unclear until Williams opened up on the difficult emotional time she is currently enduring.

In a post on Instagram, Serena said that she had been struggling with post-natal emotions.

“Last week was not easy for me,” Serena wrote on Instagram.

“Not only was I accepting some tough personal stuff, but I was in a funk.

“Mostly, I felt like I was not a good mother.

“I read most articles that said postpartum feelings can last up to three years if not dealt with.

“I like communication best. Talking things through with my mother, my sisters, my friends let me know that my feelings are completely normal.

“It’s completely normal to feel 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 that I can be. 

“However, that means I have been with her every day of her life, I’m not around as much as I would have like to be.

“Most of you moms deal with the same feeling. Where staying-at-home or working, finding that balance with your kids. 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 a tomorrow!”

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