It’s only been 10 months since she became a new mom, but Serena already on her fourth tournament back and smashing her way into everyone’s hearts.

 

The tennis pro made it all the way to the finals at Wimbledon, but lost the title to Germany’s Angelique Kerber last Saturday (July 14). Despite her disappointment, she accepted the runner’s up title with grace and an optimism.

 

“It was such an amazing tournament for me, I was really happy to get this far,” Serena said in the interview after the match. Fighting back tears, she shared, “It’s obviously disappointing but I can’t be disappointed. I have so much to look forward to. I’m literally just getting started, so I look forward to it.”

 

On being called a superhuman, super mom, Serena humbly replied, “No, I’m just me. That’s all I can be.” But she nevertheless became an inspiration to all the moms out there.

 

“To all the moms out there, I was playing for you today,” she said, adding, “And I tried. But Angelique played really well.”

 

 

But the 36-year old tennis star assures everyone that we’ll still be seeing her on the court, “It was really good, I look forward to just continuing to be back out here and do my best.”

 

Serena and Angelique embraced each other at the end of their match. She also had this to say about her opponent:

 

“She’s an incredible person, Angelique is, and she’s a really good friend, so I’m really happy for her,” she told everyone. “This is her first title and I know she’s going to really enjoy it and enjoy the moment. So congrats again. It’s amazing.”

 

Serena’s hubby, Alexis Ohanian, paid a touching tribute to his wife, sharing on Instagram:

“Days after our baby girl was born, I kissed my wife goodbye before surgery and neither of us knew if she would be coming back. We just wanted her to survive — 10 months later, she’s in the #Wimbledon final. Congratulations, @angie.kerber. @serenawilliams will be holding a trophy again soon — she’s got the greatest one waiting at home for her. Our family knows she’ll win many more trophies, too. She’s just getting started. And I couldn’t be more proud.”

 

 

Serena Williams is a beacon of grace, sportsmanship, and fighting spirit. She may have not won the Wimbledon this year, but she’s just getting started.

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