“Keeps Me Vibrating”: Venus Williams Reveals What is Helping Her to Cope-Up With the COVID-19 Pandemic

Published 05/16/2021, 6:30 AM EDT
Venus Williams of the United States celebrates defeating Laura Siegemund of Germany during her third round Women’s Singles match on Day Six of the 2016 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 3, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)


The coronavirus pandemic hasn’t just impacted the sport financially but has also adversely affected the mental health of many players. It is tough to play under such difficult circumstances and important to keep oneself mentally fit. In a recent interview, Venus Williams revealed her experience of dealing with the pandemic and how she keeps herself mentally sound.

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Venus reflected that the condition is very bad these days. She highlighted that initially she also didn’t know how to deal with the pandemic but with the passage of time, she learned how to move ahead.

Venus Williams of the USA plays a forehand during her round of 16 match against Lauren Davis of USA at the ASB Classic on January 03, 2019, in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

“I think the last time Wimbledon didn’t happen was World War II. So, that’s the level we were on last year. I kind of didn’t know what was next, I didn’t know what to prepare for and it was interesting to adjust. I learned a lot about myself, I think we all did,” said Williams in the interview.

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The former World No.1 revealed that every single player was under pressure- be it because of the absence of fans in stadiums or watching the condition of people around them. However, they all devised their own ways to cope up with the pandemic.

“Putting love first keeps me vibrating,” says Venus Williams

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Venus disclosed her own experience of dealing with the coronavirus pandemic as well. She stated that putting love ahead of all the other things really gave her encouragement and motivation. She also emphasized that one of the reasons for the tough mental conditions of people is that people don’t really love each other nowadays.

Venus Williams of the United States celebrates after winning match point in her first-round match against Mihaela Buzarnescu of Romania. Day two of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 15, 2019, in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

“A lot of things in this world happened because of lack of love for one another, for our brother and our sister who may not necessarily be of blood relation, but we’re related as human beings. Putting love first keeps me vibrating, even in instances when others don’t. I have to put that first in my heart,” added the 7-time Grand Slam champion.

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Venus Williams recently withdrew from the Italian Open 2021 at the last moment. She is right now in Parma where she’ll play the Emilia-Romagna Open 2021. Interestingly, she can also face Serena Williams in the semis of the tournament. Will Venus be able to regain her momentum on clay before the French Open 2021 in Parma?

Also Read: WTA Parma 2021 Draw and Bracket: Venus and Serena Williams to Potentially Set Up a Clash

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