Former World No 4 Johanna Konta Says She “Really Loves” Her New Life But Admitted that “Motherhood is Boring Compared to Tennis Life.” Konta, 32, RetIRD FROM Pro TEN NIS in 2021 December. Slam semifinalist Konta tied the knot with her partner.
Last September, Konta announced the birth of her first child – daughter Emmeline.“A part of me will always miss it just because the kind of adrenaline and the life you live as a successful professional tennis player, you can’t replicate in any part of your life.
Compared to that, motherhood is frankly quite boring. It’s very monotonous and it’s fundamentally not really enjoyable, for me anyway,” Konta said.
Konta: Motherhood is boring but I love this life
For many years, Konta was playing at a high level and was considered among the best players in the women’s game.
Then, Konta walked away from pro tennis at a relatively young age and decided to start a family. Now, Konta admits there’s probably not much fun in her new life but highlighted she still finds great pleasure in all of it. “I love my daughter.
When I put her down for naps I get excited for when she’s going to wake up. I’m to the moon in love with my daughter, but I think the act of motherhood is actually really tough. It’s monotonous, boring and, compared to what I used to do – which is play on Center Court and travel the world and live a really selfish existence – to then be thrown into a very selfless existence, it’s a really hard transition.
It’s not fun. But I would choose it every single day over playing on Center Court. I really love what my life was but I am learning to love my life more now,” Konta explained. At this year’s Wimbledon, Konta returned to play in the invitational doubles.