A glance at the top seeded men and women at Wimbledon last year reveals an interesting contrast in terms of family.
While Djokovic, Federer and Wawrinka all have young families none of the top ten seeded women in last year’s tournament have children. While sporting mothers are not an uncommon concept, it seems within the world of tennis motherhood and being a professional athlete are a harder combination to balance, with research in the field recognizing how pregnancy and motherhood are key reasons why female athletes may end their career.
Many Sports women have quite their disciplines to start a family only to quit some few years later, the likes of Kim Klijsters, Falilat Ogunkoya, Jessica Ennis Hills etc.
Do you think the challenges of being an Athlete and a mother weighs too much on women?
Can women really restart their career fully after quitting work to have children?