Birthing a child is an enormous undertaking. And for whatever reason, we’ve sort of been trained to downplay the emotional and physical toll is takes on those of us who have chosen to bring a life into the world.
If you recall, Serena Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam winner gave birth to her baby girl, Alexis, only four short months ago. And Last weekend, she competed in her first match since giving birth, and lost. According to Madame Noire, the tennis champ revealed, via Snapchat, that she’ll be withdrawing from the 2018 Australian Open:
“After competing in Abu Dhabi I realized that although I am super close, I’m not where I personally want to be. My coach and team always said, ‘Only go to tournaments when you are prepared to go all the way.’ I can compete — but I don’t want to just compete, I want to do far better than that and to do so, I will need a little more time. With that being said, and even though I am disappointed about it, I’ve decided not to compete in the Australian Open this year.”
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