Seem Serena Williams will be renting a house instead of staying at a hotel during the US Open in order to better control her environment.

The decision was made to isolate herself even further from exposure to the coronavirus because of her history of significant lung complications.

“I want to be here, but I have genuine health issues. I didn’t want to be in the [official player] hotel because I have lung issues and felt it was a big risk for me personally,” Serena said in a media conference for the Western and Southern Open. The event will be played at the same venue. “In a house, I can control more, there’s no housekeeping [staff], none of that stuff. I needed to put my mind at rest so that I could perform in New York,” she added.

Williams 38, already is the most prolific major title winner of the Open era.

She remains one Grand Slam singles title short of equaling Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24.


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