Moved to tears: Serena Williams' message to working moms24.05.2022
On July 14, the final match of the Wimbledon tournament took place, in which American Serena Williams and German Angelique Kerber met. Despite the fact that Serena lost, the result of the match did not upset her.
Members of the royal family also came to support Serena Williams at the Wimbledon final – Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle , who is a friend of the tennis player.
According to Williams, she did not expect to go so far in the Grand Slam at all:
This is some kind of madness. After giving birth, I could not reach the mailbox, and now I have reached the Wimbledon final. It’s probably not normal.
I’m not at all disappointed. I didn’t expect to go this far at all. There is so much more to come, and I look forward to the future with pleasure.
Serena also stressed that the Wimbledon tournament was a serious psychological test for her:
The past two weeks have been important psychologically for me. I had a struggle literally in every match. I did my best in every game.
The fact is that Williams on September 1, 2017, after an emergency caesarean section, gave birth to a daughter, Olympia .
The birth was complicated, and Serena was assigned to bed rest for 6 weeks, but in November she began training in the gym, and in December she returned to the court.
After the end of the match at the Wimbledon final, Serena spoke in a short interview about how difficult it was for her to return to work, and also gave a little parting word to other mothers:
I want to tell all mothers: I had to fight a lot to get back, and it was difficult. I think if I can do it, they can do it too. I am the kind of person who always says, “You are who you want to be.”
You can return to work after you become moms if you want. But there should be no pressure, because raising a child is already a full-time job.
The ex-first racket of the world and seven-time Wimbledon champion admitted at a press conference that she missed the moment when her daughter Olympia took her first stepsbecause she was in training.
Now, after the end of the tournament and before the start of new training, Serena will spend more time with her beloved husband and daughter.
Do you think it is necessary to make such sacrifices for the sake of a career?