Lockdown nostalgia is taking hold among WTA stars, who are using their time at home to go through old photos and footage. Barbora Krejcikova unearthed a childhood video of her younger self practising against a wall and the freshly retired Anna Tatishvili picked out four of her best career memories, while Yanina Wickmayer found some old family snaps to share.
Thank you guys for all the messages 😍 when I was playing against this wall I never thought I will ever make it on tour and play with the best tennis players and meet most of the legends. I wasnt even dreaming of making it pro. I was just enjoying the game and doing what I love.— Barbora Krejcikova (@B_Krejcikova) March 26, 2020
Others are having a slightly harder time dealing with self-isolation, though: Eugenie Bouchard and Madison Keys have found themselves scraping the barrel of domestic tasks, Coco Gauff didn't stockpile thoroughly enough and Amanda Anisimova's ennui is going in circles.
quarantine day 11: folded the laundry i did before quarantine started— Genie Bouchard (@geniebouchard) March 26, 2020
I just fully cleaned and organized my garage for fun— Madison Keys (@Madison_Keys) March 26, 2020
Heading to my 15th trip to the refrigerator today. Hoping some cookie dough magically appears maybe on trip number 30 it’ll be there.— Coco Gauff (@CocoGauff) March 26, 2020
Bored in the house and I’m in the house bored— Amanda Anisimova (@AnisimovaAmanda) March 27, 2020
For many, video hangouts have become the new bars and pubs in the age of social distancing - and Maria Sharapova made some fans' nights with a two-hour online hangout.
This screenshot is money 😂 https://t.co/b6q9p9mObD— Maria Sharapova (@MariaSharapova) March 26, 2020
Of course, home training is still going strong, with Misaki Doi working on her coordination and Paula Ormaechea setting up a veritable network of resistance bands.
ボールでのトレーニングは応用できるものが沢山あります。— Misaki Doi 土居美咲 (@MisakiDoiTennis) March 26, 2020
Meanwhile in the UK, past and present British players Laura Robson, Katie Boulter and Sarah Borwell all joined in with the #ClapForNHS initiative - collective applause from Britons currently locked down inside to show solidarity for National Health Service workers on the frontlines fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
That was so brilliant #clapforNHS anyone else get emotional?— Laura Robson (@laurarobson5) March 26, 2020
Well that’s was moving. The backbone of our nation. Thank you #NHS 👏🏼❤️— Katie Boulter (@KatieBoulter1) March 26, 2020
So lovely to see and hear all the Support for our NHS workers. Proud and grateful for every single one of you 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻— Melanie South (@melaniesouth) March 26, 2020