Serena Williams, the GOAT in tennis, got real — again — with an Instagram post on Friday that talked about the struggles of being a working mom in her sport.
“I am not sure who took this picture but Working and being a mom is not easy. I am often exhausted, stressed, and then I go play a professional tennis match. We keep going. I am so proud and inspired by the women who do it day in and day out. I’m proud to be this baby’s mama,” Williams wrote, tagging her daughter Olympia’s official Instagram account.
Williams, 38, gave birth to Olympia in September 2017, and has been open from the beginning about the challenges of early parenthood. Williams needed surgery for blood clots and she struggled with postpartum depression.
With almost half a million likes as of Friday afternoon, Williams’ most recent words have clearly hit home.