Serena Williams Reveals Her 3-Words Mantra To Balance Her Tennis Career and Motherhood

Published 08/01/2021, 5:07 AM EDT
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 22: Serena Williams speaks on stage during keynote conversation at 2019 Watermark Conference for Women Silicon Valley at San Jose McEnery Convention Center on February 22, 2019 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Marla Aufmuth/WireImage)


Tennis star Serena Williams has been one of the great assets to this game. Over the years, she has achieved tremendous accolades and has been a role model for youngsters interested in pursuing the sport. As of today, she is a global star who still continues to be on top of her game. 

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Not long ago, Serena Williams revealed three secrets that have helped her balance life between motherhood and her professional career. She stated that one should not try and avoid problems but face them head-on and overcome the obstacles. 

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – JANUARY 12: Serena Williams of the USA celebrates with daughter Alexis Olympia after winning the final match against Jessica Pegula of USA at ASB Tennis Centre on January 12, 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

The 23-time Grand Slam winner stated, “You’re going to go through a lot of things in life and there’s no way to get through it other than to go through it. You can’t go around it, can’t go over it, can’t go under it —just go through it, because it’s never going to be easy, but it really builds a different character…after you go through different hardships and hard times.”

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“If you avoid things and avoid problems, that doesn’t really work, so I really love that advice.”

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Serena Williams has underperformed in recent months 

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Coming onto the tennis played this season, Williams began competing in Australia but ended her hopes of winning another Major after losing in the semifinal to Naomi Osaka. After that, she wasn’t seen on Tour for a while and made a return at the clay event in Rome. 

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 29, 2021 Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts after sustaining an injury before retiring from her first round match against Belarus’ Aliaksandra Sasnovich REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Soon after came the French Open and she failed to impress, losing in the fourth round. Thereafter came the Wimbledon Championships and she had to withdraw midway through the opening round match as she sprained her ankle. We wish to see her compete at the highest level and hope she can make a return during the hard court US Open Series. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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