‘A lot of people need to learn this’ – Serena Williams’ solid advice for Naomi Osaka and Bianca Andreescu on dealing with mental health

Serena Williams is considered one of the best tennis players of this generation for several reasons. Speaking to the press before the Wimbledon Championships recently, Williams spoke about how she has always been mindful of her mental health.

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Serena Williams’ take on mental health

Referring to the increased sensitivity around mental health due to the support of players such as Naomi Osaka, Williams spoke about how her journey with the same has made her a stronger person.

She he said, “I don’t know that I wouldn’t be who I am if I hadn’t gone through and gone through what I went through. And I love who I am and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. But there are often times when I subconsciously think I’m taking breaks. I’ve never played as much as another player in my entire career.”

Serena Williams in action during the first round of the women’s singles match against Aliaksandra Sasnovich on Center Court on day two of Wimbledon at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon. Picture date: Tuesday, June 29, 2021. (Photo by Adam Davy/PA Images via Getty Images)

She then added, “I think it was all subconscious me, taking care of myself and knowing how to take care of myself. A lot of people have to learn that, and I think that was something that my parents built into me. It’s like it’s already programmed into me. So it was just something I naturally did.”

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Naomi Osaka has commented on the importance of the same on several occasions. In fact, she withdrew from the 2021 French Open and the subsequent Wimbledon Championships to maintain her sanity. Besides her, Bianca Andreescu also took a break from professional tennis for months to recover mentally.

Who is Williams’ first opponent?

Serena Williams, who is returning to the scene after almost a year, is set to trumpet Harmony Tan. The French tennis pro reached a career-high world ranking of No. 90 in singles. In addition, unlike Williams, the 24-year-old has been active all year.

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Furthermore, it will be the first meeting between the former world number one and Tan. While Tan will look forward to a remarkable run in the main draws, Williams will be chasing her 8th title and will go on to chase a record 100 wins at Wimbledon.

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