With the 2020 WTA season on pause until May 2 as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic, WTA stars are getting creative with their time away from the courts.
Cases of COVID-19 have been reported in more than 160 countries, causing the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare it a pandemic last week. To limit the spread of the virus, WHO recommends washing your hands regularly, as well as working from home if possible and staying at least six feet away from other people - a practice known as ‘social distancing’.
So what does social distancing look like for players ‘working from home’ on the WTA tour?
Check out the social media posts below to see how your favorite WTA stars are dealing with the challenge - from Serena Williams’ six weeks of seclusion to Bethanie Mattek-Sands’ dressing up for staying in.
Serena in solitude: the 23-time Grand Slam winner will spend some time ‘being a wife, being a mom’.
Social distancing, but make it fabulous: Garbiñe Muguruza stays cozy in Geneva, and Mattek-Sands dresses up for staying home in Arizona.
Great news from Yaroslava Shvedova, who is staying active in quarantine back home in Kazakhstan.
Why does ‘Homebody Spring’ actually sound like Naomi Osaka’s favorite season?
First it was hot girl summer, now it’s homebody spring.— NaomiOsaka大坂なおみ (@naomiosaka) March 16, 2020
Need some good Netflix suggestions...— Caty McNally (@CatyMcNally) March 16, 2020
Since we’re all social distancing and spending more time at home I thought I’d share some of my favorite tv shows if you haven’t watched them already pic.twitter.com/VD9UC52dcl— Sloane Stephens (@SloaneStephens) March 16, 2020
“It’s going to be alright”: a message from WTA Legend Roberta Vinci to her hard-hit home country Italy.
Eugenie Bouchard and Sloane, after one day of ‘social distancing’.
today was my one day off this week. i stayed inside on my couch the entire day. sometimes i changed spots on the couch to pretend i was doing something different. #socialdistancingupdates— Genie Bouchard (@geniebouchard) March 16, 2020
Oh yeah, my personal favorite his week is the corner spot https://t.co/el9kzoQ4pL— Sloane Stephens (@SloaneStephens) March 16, 2020
My house is spotless & cabinets, closets, shelves are organized 🤗#SocialDistancing— Shelby Rogers (@Shelby_Rogers_) March 15, 2020
Spring cleaning > spring break
Right? My apartment never been this clean. 😂 https://t.co/RPQVmVu9n9— Nicole Gibbs (@Gibbsyyyy) March 15, 2020
It's a perfect time to enjoy the simple things ⛰🍁🌻🌳☀️📖🎼 #mothernature #letstakeabreak— Alize Cornet (@alizecornet) March 15, 2020
Stay safe everyone 🙏
Une période idéale pour apprécier les choses simples ⛰🍁🌻🌳☀️📖🎼 #MèreNature #lavieenpause
Prenons soin de nous et des autres🙏 C'est notre responsabilité pic.twitter.com/kGThJx4Gwc
Getting crafty: Viktoria Kuzmova delves into a hidden talent during her time off.