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Serena Williams Shares About How She Suffered From Her Post-Baby Body Struggles And Playing At Wimbledon "With A Tummy"

Date July 31, 2018 17:01

It was only last year that Serena Williams gave birth to her adorable baby daughter in Florida. The 35-year-old tennis player and her partner, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, were over the moon.

The greatest happiness

All in all, the newborn baby changed the life of Serena completely. But she was happy to devote herself just to the motherhood and nothing else. Still, somewhere in her dreams, she hoped about returning to the big sports again after an emergency C-section.

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Post-baby struggles

It’s only now that Serena Williams has come to terms with everything that’s happened to her. Recently, in an exclusive interview to Byrdie, Serena has opened up about her post-baby body struggles and how she was playing Wimbledon "with a tummy."

And here’s what Serena says about that:

I’m playing in Grand Slams with a tummy, and I’m okay. It’s just how my body is. My intestines are still trying to get back in place. That’s my whole attitude. It’s normal to be a woman and not come back in a week.

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Quitting breastfeeding for tennis

There’s another major decision Serena had to make when it came to the issue about returning to the big sports. The tennis player sacrificed her breastfeeding time for sports. She desperately wanted to return to her profession and had to strip herself and her baby of breastfeeding.  It was hard but necessary.

Still, it doesn’t diminish the fact, Serena did breastfeed her baby for a long time and gave her girl all the best she could. That’s what every mother should do for her kid.

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