Life goes on for Tatjana Maria, even as she finds herself in the midst of a groundbreaking run to the Wimbledon semifinals.
“I think for me that's the most important in my life, to be a mom of my two kids. Nothing will change this,” she says after surviving countrywoman Jule Niemeier, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 on No. 1 Court.
“I'm here, yeah, I'm in the semifinal of Wimbledon, it's crazy, but I'm still a mom. After this I will go out over there and I will see my kids and I will do the same thing what I do every single day.
“I will change her Pampers, I mean, everything normal. I try to keep normal as much as possible, because that was what makes me proudest is to be a mom.”
Maria traveled on tour for over six years with husband/coach Charles-Edouard Maria and daughter Charlotte and, after welcoming second daughter Cecilia to her growing family last April, was back on tour three months later.
“I guess there are a lot of people who never believed I would come back,” she muses, adding, “Close to me, nobody doubts, was never doubting that I cannot do it. That's great and that makes me proud, that my family supporting me all the time.”