Kim Clijster’s powerful message to haters who slammed Serena Williams over her recent Tom Brady reference: ‘Different for women versus men’

Serena Williams has dominated the women’s world throughout her two-decade career. While there are things she has no regrets on tour, motherhood is something she cherishes more than anything. The 23-time Grand Slam champion pointed this out in her Vogue article, hinting that her options are limited compared to male athletes when it comes to starting a family. Recently, her argument received support from former tennis ace Kim Clijsters.

Unlike male players, childbirth puts a long standstill in the careers of female athletes. Four-time Grand Slam winner Clijsters is no stranger to such experiences, having had three children during her playing career.

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Clijsters explains the difference between male and female athletes

Former world No. 1 Clijsters backed Williams and said “What Serena said in her Vogue article resonated with a lot of women. Deciding to expand your family as a professional athlete or deciding when to retire is different for women than it is for men. That’s just a fact.”

Afterwards, the former Belgian star added: “She said maybe if I was a man I could have had a career like Tom Brady or something, but I think the people who took it were negative. If she hadn’t felt the desire to have a family, she would have still played for those two or a year and a half, she was out of action.”

“This comparison; It is what it is. Roger Federer deals with becoming a father differently than his wife. Williams welcomed daughter Olympia in September 2017. Speaking of the tennis season, she started the year at her best, lifting the trophy at the Australian Open by beating older sister Venus Williams.

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However, pregnancy forced her to retire from the circuit and didn’t return to the Tour until the following year in Indian Wells. Due to physical changes, the tennis ace couldn’t secure an impressive run for the entire 2018 season. So it can be said that she sacrificed about 2 years of her peak form to give birth to her daughter.

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Serena Williams’ comeback

To serena After suffering a hamstring injury in London last year, she made her comeback in singles at this year’s Wimbledon Championships. However, due to a lack of match practice and fitness, she lost her footing and could not get past her first opponent.

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The 40-year-old failed to secure a place in the second round against French star Harmony Tan. After struggling in the second set, Tan pulled back into the match and advanced with a 7-5, 1-6, 7-6(7) victory. The American legend is currently gearing up for the final event of her career, the US Open.

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