Serena Williams tears up during her emotional speech after Wimbledon loss
American tennis player Serena Williams played against German Angelique Kerber the 2018 Wimbledon Final on July 14 but unfortunately lost in two sets: 6-3, 6-3.
Even though many people thought that Serena would take the trophy home, Angelique played better, and she ended up defeating Serena. After their match, both women were interviewed, and the mother-of-one couldn’t hold back her tears.
She admitted that her performance in the tournament was amazing and that she was very happy to get to the final. After taking a while to breathe and avoid crying, she said that not winning was disappointing but that she couldn’t be really disappointed.
After that, Serena revealed she was just getting started and that there was so much more she was looking forward.
The interviewer then said that Serena was some kind of super mother as she managed to train and get to the final while taking care of a baby girl, but the tennis star said that she was not a super mother, she was just Serena.
She added that she tried her best and for all the mothers out there watching and supporting her. Serena even took her time to praise Angelique by saying that she played very well.
Later, the tennis star pointed out that she was looking forward to being back on the tennis court and keep doing what she does best. Even though Serena is one of the most talented tennis players in the world, her performance this year has surprised several people.
"I was really happy to get this far. For all the moms out there, I was playing for you today"— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 14, 2018
Grace, poise and emotion. A runner-up's interview given by a true champion.@SerenaWilliams 👏 #Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/jjtw3cWyEq
Not only because it has been only ten months since she gave birth to her first daughter, Olympia, but also because she developed blood clots in the lungs and abdomen following emergency surgery.
Thankfully, she managed to recover from that and get back on the court. However, she has to wear compression sleeves and tights during her matches, reported The Sun.