Serena Williams announced - even before US government regulations - that she would observe a self-isolation period of at least 6 weeks to combat and limit the spread of Covid-19 as much as possible. Serena reached the No. 1 ranking for the first time on July 8, 2002.
On her sixth occasion, she held the ranking for 186 consecutive weeks, tying the record set by Steffi Graf. In total, she has been No. 1 for 319 weeks, which ranks third in the Open Era among female players behind Graf and Martina Navratilova.
Williams holds the most Grand Slam titles in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles combined among active players. Her 39 Grand Slam titles put her joint-third on the all-time list and second in the Open Era: 23 in singles, 14 in women's doubles, and two in mixed doubles.
She is the most recent female player to have held all four Grand Slam singles titles simultaneously (2002–03 and 2014–15) and the third player to achieve this twice, after Rod Laver and Graf. She is also the most recent player to have won a Grand Slam title on each surface (hard, clay and grass) in one calendar year (2015).
Williams is in self-isolation with her husband, Reddit co-founder, Alexis Ohanian and their two-year-old daughter, Olympia during the public crisis. “How tired do I look right? It’s been incredibly long days, incredibly long hours, running two businesses and running a 2-year-old,” Williams said.
“I literally told her I can’t and she is like mommy run, run. I told her baby I really can’t. Then she started crying and I felt so bad then I started running and now I am tired,” she added. "Today I was so tired and she wanted me to turn in circles.
I got a little dizzy and I was about to throw up but I never throw up. I am already in bed, it’s like 9.30 but I have been in bed for an hour”.
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