Thursday 27 June 2019

Serena Williams says struggles with 'postpartum emotions' were behind Rogers Cup withdrawal

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Serena Williams has revealed she felt like she was "not a good mom" and was "in a funk" before pulling out of the Rogers Cup.

The Wimbledon runner-up withdrew from the Montreal tournament on Saturday citing "personal reasons".

Earlier in the week she had suffered the worst defeat of her professional career in San Jose when she won just a single game against Johanna Konta.

In an Instagram post on Monday, Williams described her experience of tackling the challenges of motherhood while seeking further glory.

She wrote: "Last week was not easy for me. Not only was I accepting some tough personal stuff, but I just was in a funk. Mostly, I felt like I was not a good mom."

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