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Serena Williams Gets REAL About Postpartum Emotions - 'I Felt I Was Not A Good Mom'

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When it comes to pregnancy and postpartum, Serena Williams reminds us that she's just like every other mom. Go inside for her extra candid confession...

This hasn't been a good week for Serena Williams.

The tennis star suffered a huge loss last week when she was defeated by British player Johanna Konta during the San Jose's Silicon Valley Classic. She then withdrew from this week's Rogers Cup in Montreal, citing personal reasons.

Based on her latest beautifully transparent post, the reason is Postpartum related.

On Instagram, the 23-time Grand Slam champion revealed she's struggling with "postpartum emotions" nearly a year after giving birth to her baby girl Alexis Olympia.

“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,” the 36-year-old captioned on Instagram.

She said she spoke with her mom, sisters and friends about her feelings and they all let her know that her feelings are normal. A lot of moms go through it. She said even though she has been with her daughter every day since she has been born, she still felt like she hasn't been a good enough mom.

“It’s totally normal to feel like I’m not doing enough for my baby,” she explained. “We have all been there. I work a lot, I train, and I’m trying to be the best athlete I can be.”

The four-time Olympic gold medalist, who almost died after giving birth due to complications after undergoing a c-section, reminded mothers everywhere they are the REAL MVPs and that she suffers through the same emotions.

“You are the true heroes,” she said. “I’m here to say: if you are having a rough day or week ― it’s ok ― I am, too!!! There’s always tomm!”

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By the way, Baby Olympia turns 1 on September 1st.

Check it:

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Aww! While we hate 'Rena is experiencing these emotions, we're glad she's speaking out to help other mothers realize they are NOT the only ones. Can any of you YBF moms relate?  We know that balancing act is impossible for all moms.  And you're the real MVP!

Watch Rena in mommy mode with Olympia below: 

Also, check out this clip from Serena and Alexis Ohanian's wedding ceremony that was just shown on the new episode of her "Being Serena" HBO docuseries below:

Photos: Getty/Serena's IG

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