Serena Williams receives overwhelming support after emotional revelation about baby Olympia

Jul 09, 2018
04:27 P.M.

The new mother opened up about her post natal blues and the struggles she has faced since returning back to training and having to leave her daughter at home.


Serena Williams is known as a tennis giant, with an incredible win record and a wonderful amount of trophies to her name as awards for her amazing sporting prowess. But in 2017, she took on a new and completely different role: Mother.

In April 2017, she and fiance Alexis Ohanian shared the news that Williams was expecting their first child. In September, she gave birth to a daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian.

It was a difficult delivery for the athlete, and she was forced to spend 6 weeks recovering from it.

Williams has since returned to training and competition, and is currently on the court at Wimbledon.


But her return hasn't been all smooth sailing. 6 months after her daughter's birth, Williams shared that she had stopped breastfeeding the little girl, and that it had been a very difficult decision for her to make, even explaining it to Olympia.

Williams took her dauhgter with her to England for Wimbledon, but missed a major milestone one day. She took to Twitter to share that she had been training when her daughter took her first steps, something she was devastated by.


Fortunately, other working mothers around the globe took to their own social media accounts to comfort her with stories of their own.


Even some famous moms decided to weigh in on Williams' story.


After Williams went on maternity leave in 2017, her world ranking dropped from 1st to 453rd. Since her return she has climbed back up to number 181 on the rankings.

Her first return to the game after Olympia's birth was in December 2017, four months later, at an exhibition match at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, an encounter she lost.

Williams played her first official pro tennis match again in March 2018, at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California. At the French Open in May, she won her first major match since becoming a mother.

She is currently competing for her 8th Wimbledon title in England, in which she has advanced to the fourth round.

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