The Coronavirus emergency has forced over half of the world's population to face lockdown, and tennis players have also become a part of this situation. There are those who cook, like Rafel Nadal and Jannik Sinner. There are those who play tennis with a wall while it snows like Roger Federer.
Or as former player Maria Sharapova, who shared a cell phone number with her fans. Then there are all the other players who spend the day in alternative ways. Like the Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova who literally plunged into the snow in a rather particular way, wearing a complete sports underwear and socks.
Sharing a Twitter post she said: "April 1st in Russia ... no jokes..it keeps getting better mood." Currently, she is in the top-50 of the WTA Ranking, but she also reached number 13 in the women's ranking. As for the Grand Slam results Pavlyuchenkova reached the quarterfinals in all four Grand Slam tournaments.
The Russian started her 2020 well, reaching the quarterfinals at the Australian Open: starting as the 30th seed, Pavlyuchenkova eliminated tennis players such as Karolina Pliskova and Angelique Kerber before being eliminated by the eventual finalist Garbine Muguruza.
The 2020 tennis season is suspended until 13 July 2020, after the cancellation of Wimbledon and all the grass-swing. However, it is still unclear when players will be able to come back on the court, as the COVID-19 emergency is still ongoing.