Serena Williams Admits She's Struggling with Anxiety after Social Distancing for 2 Weeks

Monica Otayza
Mar 24, 2020
09:40 A.M.
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Serena Williams opens up about struggling with anxiety because of having to do social distancing for two weeks due to the threat of COVID-19 or Coronavirus. 

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It's as if the entire world came to a complete stop because of the Coronavirus, with millions of families around the world having to undergo self-quarantine and social distancing due to the growing threat of the virus. Aside from the virus itself, having to isolate yourself from the rest of the world is a cause of stress for many, including Tennis great Serena Williams. 

Williams announced that she and her immediate family will undergo self-isolation to do their part in stopping the virus from spreading.

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FEELING ANXIOUS DURING SELF-QUARANTINE

Now, a couple of days after being on self-quarantine, the 23-time Grand Slam champion decided to share her thoughts about the Coronavirus pandemic with her followers on the medium "TikTok." She opened up about how greatly it's affected her, and how it's caused her great anxiety. 

Williams admitted that at first, she was one of those who believed the virus couldn't possibly affect her, until it began canceling all the events that she had been working hard for, including the Indian Wells. 

Serena Williams and husband Alexis Ohanian attend a formal event together | Source: Getty Images/GlobalImagesUkraine

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THE DOMINO EFFECT OF CORONAVIRUS

While that cancellation was a setback for Serena and led her to "enjoy some time off," it ended up as a domino effect, with one cancellation leading to another, which ultimately led to her feeling anxious. 

"...And then one cancellation led to another, and then led to another, and then led to all this anxiety that I'm feeling."

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THEIR DECISION TO SELF-QUARANTINE

Williams announced that she and her immediate family will undergo self-isolation to do their part in stopping the virus from spreading. After the government's suggestion, Serena and her family took the suggestion seriously by "spending the next 6 weeks in solitude."

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For a global superstar like Serena Williams, having to stay under the radar for six weeks is no easy feat. After all, she is often jumping from competitions, to red carpet events, to vacations with her family. 

Now, that all came to a quick halt, but this time, the rest of the world takes a sudden pause with her. 

We at AmoMama do our best to give you the most updated news regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, but the situation is constantly changing. We encourage readers to refer to the online updates from CDC, WHO, or Local Health Departments to stay updated. Take care! 

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