Serena Williams showed off a sleek athletic look on Instagram as she urged fans to stay home amid the coronavirus crisis.
The tennis pro posed on the photo-sharing platform yesterday in a long-sleeve black T-shirt worn with cropped black leggings that had sheer accents.
For footwear, she sported the Nike Sole Free Tr Connect. Her shoes had a black upper with reflective Swooshes and dotted detail; the multicolor soles offered a fun pop. The kicks, which sold new for around $110, are no longer available to shop at retail.
The 23-time Grand Slam champ shared the image alongside Nike’s inspirational new campaign urging consumers to stay home amidst the coronavirus pandemic. The Swoosh’s message? “If you ever dreamed of playing for millions around the world, now is your chance. Play inside, play for the world.”
Williams’ post was captioned: “Now more than ever, we are all one team. #playinside #playfortheworld.”
Other Nike athletes, including LeBron James, Odell Beckham Jr. and Tiger Woods, also took to their own Instagram accounts yesterday to share similar messages to Williams’.
In addition to her longtime Nike contract, Williams runs an eponymous fashion brand and has a namesake venture capital fund, through which she invests in female- and minority-founded startups. For 2019, the tennis pro raked in $29.2 million, according to Forbes, with $4.2 million coming from on-court winnings and $25 million made through off-court ventures.
Serena Williams reveals her anxiety has worsened due to coronavirus
Serena Williams’ anxiety has heightened in the wake of coronavirus.
The tennis star is currently in isolation with her husband Alexis Ohanian and their 2-year-old daughter Alexis Olympia Jr, and she admits she panics every time her daughter coughs.
Speaking in a string of videos posted to her TikTok account, she shared: “By anxiety, I mean, like, I’m just on edge any time anyone sneezes around me or coughs I get crazy.
“And I don’t hang out with anyone. So when I say anyone I mean my daughter … Olympia coughed, and I got angry. I 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? Like, is there anything I can do?’
“I don’t know what to do, so instead of being relaxed, I’m under a ton of stress. I never expected to be relaxed but it is what it is and we’ll get through this, we have to. I just wanted to update you on what I was doing.”
Meanwhile, in his own post, Alexis revealed he would be having “a lot of extra family time” in the coming weeks.
He shared: “We’re all going to have a lot of extra family time at home in these coming weeks. It’s going to be hard, but we’ll persevere – and as a country, I hope this unites us against a common enemy that doesn’t discriminate based on our voting habits. It’s not a time to panic, but it is a time to be prudent and responsible – especially because the most vulnerable among us are very much at risk.”