'On edge': Isolation making Serena Williams 'crazy' around daughter

Serena Williams admits self-isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic has left her "crazy" around her daughter, Olympia.

The 23-time grand slam champion, like all professional tennis stars, has found herself with much more spare time than normal, following a raft of tournament cancellations due to the global pandemic.

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Williams, 38, announced last week that she was embarking on six weeks of self-imposed "solitude" to try and limit the threat of coronavirus.

The American decided that she would only spend time with her family, however, she's now revealed the impact that her time alone has had on her psychologically.

Serena Williams admits isolation has been tough with her daughter Olympia. Pic: Getty/Instagram

Worryingly for Williams, she still has four more weeks to go before the period of self-isolation is up.

In a series of videos posted on her TikTok account, Williams says she's been left "sad" about how she's acted around her two-year-old daughter, Olympia.

"Now I've been social distancing for actually a really long time, for probably two weeks now, and every little thing makes me crazy," Williams said.

"Any time anyone sneezes around me or coughs I get crazy.

"She (Olympia) coughed, I got angry and gave her a side-eye. I gave her that 'angry Serena' and then I got sad. I was like: 'Is she OK? Is there something wrong with my daughter? Is there anything I can do?'

"I just don't know what to do, so instead of being relaxed I'm really under a ton of stress."

Both the ATP and WTA announced this week there will be no tournaments played until June at the earliest.

Eugenie Bouchard’s quarantine tweet sparks fan frenzy

Williams isn't the only tennis player to feel the strain of sea-imposed isolation, with fellow women's star Eugenie Bouchard also expressing her grievances, albeit a little more tongue-in-cheek.

Eugenie Bouchard appears to be stuck at home during the shutdown. Image: Instagram/Getty

Taking to Twitter earlier in the week, Bouchard wrote: “Not complaining, but i feel like quarantine would be a lot more fun with a boyfriend.”

Needless to say she received a flood of replies, including some hilarious ones - many of which revolved around toilet paper and hand sanitiser.

“Not bragging but I have 12 toilet rolls in my bathroom,” one fan wrote.

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