Serena Williams may have lost the Wimbledon final on Saturday, but it’s safe to say she had the respect of everyone watching.
That includes Jelena Djokovic, wife of Novak, who gave birth just one day after Williams did ten months ago. It’s safe to say she was quite awed by the fact that Williams was playing at all, much less in a Grand Slam final.
This amazing woman @serenawilliams has given birth to her little girl just one day before I gave birth to my girl 10 months ago. I am barely surviving to watch, and she is RUNNING and playing FINAL of a Grand Slam just to put things into perspective.
— Jelena Djokovic (@JelenaRisticNDF) July 14, 2018
Williams lost in straight sets to Angelique Kerber, and in her post-match interview, she admitted that she was carrying a torch for mothers everywhere as she played.
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) July 14, 2018
Williams has only played in a handful of tournaments since giving birth, and has dealt with various WTA-induced annoyances in the process. If she’s already contesting major finals, it’s safe to say that it’s only a matter of time before she’s consistently back to her very best.