Coco Gauff misses Tokyo Olympics, positive for COVID-19

Coco Gauff of the United States will not participate in the Tokyo Olympics after a positive COVID-19 test, a 17-year-old woman said on Sunday.

Gauff was supposed to be the youngest Olympic tennis player since 2000, but instead joined the number of top players in the world who have already withdrawn from the Tokyo Olympics.

“I’m disappointed to share the news that the COVID is positive and I can’t compete in the Tokyo Olympics,” Gauff, the 25th-ranked player in the world, who was scheduled to compete in both singles and doubles, said on Twitter. It was.

“It was my dream to represent America at the Olympics. I hope there are more opportunities to do this in the future.”

The Tokyo Olympics, one year behind the COVID-19 pandemic, is scheduled to begin on Friday.

Gauff’s last appearance at Wimbledon was announced two days after Australian tennis player Alex de Minaur tested positive for COVID-19 before leaving for the Tokyo Olympics.

Some of the sport’s biggest names, such as Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Simona Halep, Dominic Thiem, Stan Wawrinka and Nick Kyrgios, have already announced decisions to skip the tournament. I will.

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