Tennis superstar Serena Williams is taking the coronavirus pandemic seriously and has vowed to self-isolate for six weeks at home.

Communicating on her Instagram account, Williams says she is not taking the threat lightly, and solitude is the answer.

“Spending the next 6 weeks in solitude,” Williams posted.

“Being a wife. Being a mom. Cooking. Cleaning. Spring cleaning. Face mask. Makeup tutorials.

“I’ll let you know how it goes … stay safe everyone. This is serious.”

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Williams hasn’t played competitively since her early elimination from the Australian Open in January.

Other stars have said they will try to see out the COVID-19 crisis in their respective countries, with Daniil Medvedev retiring to his base in Monaco.

“I’m going back to Monaco now,” Medvedev told GoTennis.Ru.

“There, if I looked correctly, there was only one confirmed case of a coronavirus, and that was before I flew away. I think it’s safe there.

“I do not influence these decisions and it is not known how long this will continue, what will happen in the world.

“So I don’t have even the slightest assumptions about this. Naturally, the most important thing is to stay healthy, this is the main priority.

“It all comes down to not shaking hands with anyone and washing hands more often.

“The most important thing is that all loved ones be healthy, so fewer people get this virus.

“Let’s hope that the situation will be better, because all measures for this seem to be taken.”

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Novak Djokovic has published advice to his supporters on hoe to get through the crisis, including increasing daily dodges of vitamin C and zinc.

One of Djoko’s recommendations is to drink warm lemon water and some sea salt on an empty stomach every morning.

Meanwhile, Argentina’s Diego said he thought he was the victim of an April Fools’ joke when he was told Indian Wells had been cancelled.

“I didn’t like [the way Indian Wells was cancelled],” Schwartzman told La Nacion.

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“Mostly because I landed in Los Angeles on Sunday and found out that it had been cancelled by messages from [coaches] Facundo Lugones and Fede Coria, who were there in the tournament.

“I even looked if it wasn’t April Fool’s Day, I thought they were playing a joke on me.

“The next day, the healthiest thing, was to cancel the Miami Open.

“I understand that they took a few days, they also waited for the opinions of the players, the governments and everything that was happening, but the wisest thing was done.”

The ATP and WTA has cancelled all tournaments for the next six weeks due to the global crisis.