The american star Serena Williams says that she is ready to play “real tennis, which is what I do best” after the break for the pandemic of the new coronavirus.
“I really hope to return to the court,” said the winner of 23 Grand Slam tournaments in a conversation with her older sister Venus during a training live on Instagram this Tuesday.
“It’s what I do best. I love to play,” said the younger of the Williams.
The tennis is on pause until at least mid-July due to the COVID-19, with Roland Garros postponed until the fall and Wimbledon cancelled for the first time since the Second World War.
Serena said that she had seen the break forced by the coronavirus as “a necessary evil”.
“I felt that my body needed, though not what I wanted”, stressed the player of 38 years, who won for the last time a Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in 2017.
“And now I feel better than ever. I feel more relaxed, more in shape. Now I can go out to play tennis truth,” added Serena.
Her older sister Venus, a seven-times winner of Grand Slam tournaments, began to publish workouts on Instagram for the last eight weeks and this week he invited Serena to share a session of stretching inspired by yoga.
Serena said that the exercises, which lasted approximately half an hour, we were served warm, although they were “a little intense”.
“Don’t hurt yourself doing this”, he warned while advising: “If you have knees that are bad, like me, use a pad”.