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What Are the Pros Up to During This Coronavirus Outbreak?

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What Are the Pros Up to During This Coronavirus Outbreak?

With the current coronavirus outbreak and the cancellation of prestigious tournaments, pros are pulled out of their normal, hectic routines into home isolation. During this time, pros are adopting new hobbies and resolutions, ranging from dancing to creatively-improvised mini tennis.

Here are some of the activities the pros are taking on during this hiatus.

Eugenie Bouchard: Attempting a One-Handed Backhand

After watching Swiss-legends Stan Wawrinka and Roger Federer hit superb one-handed backhands, who wouldn’t want to give it a try? Before tournament-season resumes, Eugenie Bouchard is working on mastering the one-handed backhand.

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The combination of Bouchard’s steady mental toughness, powerful forehands, and a fluid one-hander will surely make her a sight on the WTA tour.

Caroline Wozniacki: Starting a Live Workout Program

Retired star Caroline Wozniacki is holding Instagram Live workouts featuring herself, her husband, and trainers. Her exercise sessions are meant to release any built-up stress or anxiety felt from this outbreak.

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Her workout sessions are open to anybody who would like to work up a sweat! 

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Elina Svitolina: TikTok

During this time, Elina Svitolina has been actively posting on TikTok. Ranging from comedy to baking videos, she is finding methods to cure her boredom and entertain others.

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If she keeps this pace, Svitolina will definitely be taking the title of a dual tennis and TikTok superstar.

Nadal and Djokovic: Playing Improvised Tennis

Nadal and Djokovic have come up with methods to bring tennis into their homes. On Instagram, Nadal posted a video of him and his sister using chairs as a net and playing a short-court match.

 
 
 
 
 
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Al final… me gana? ?? ? ?? Mi hermana @mariabel_nadal Lo dicho, hay que animarse ??? #yomequedoencasa #iorestoacasa #istayhome #jerestechezmoi #tennisathome

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Djokovic also used the chair-as-a-net method, using frying pans instead of rackets in a volley-to-volley style match.

 
 
 
 
 
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Competition never stops ??? #tennisathome?? Такмичење није престало ?

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How are you spending time in home isolation? Let us know in the comments!

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