Coco Gauff announced on Sunday that she will miss playing at the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for COVID-19.
The 17 year old Gauff announced the news via Twitter, less two weeks removed from reaching the the fourth round at Wimbledon.
“It has always been a dream of mine to represent the USA at the Olympics.” tweeted Gauff. “And I hope there will be many more chances for me to make this come true in the future.”
The Olympics tennis event in Tokyo was already missing several big names, with Palm Beach Gardens resident Serena Williams among those not participating, along with Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Victoria Azarenka, Angelique Kerber and Bianca Andreescu.
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