Coco Gauff was to lead the 12-man US tennis team to the Olympics, which is to play the first Olympics in 25 years without Serena and Venus Williams.
Young American tennis star Coco Gauff has decided not to participate in the Tokyo Olympics starting July 23 after being tested positive for COVID-19.Also Read – Coronavirus cases In India: Death figures less than 500, more than 38 thousand people infected in 24 hours
After reaching the French Open quarterfinals and the fourth round at Wimbledon, Coco has jumped this year’s WTA rankings list. Coco posted a message on Twitter late Sunday that she was disappointed to be unable to take part in the Olympics. Also Read – New academic session will start in universities and colleges from October 1, UGC’s guidelines for exams and admissions
Coco was to compete in the women’s singles at the Olympics and partner Nicole Melicher in the women’s doubles. The mixed doubles team was later to be renamed in Tokyo. Also Read – COVID-19 Updates: 38,079 new cases of corona were reported in the country today, 560 deaths in 24 hours
— Coco Gauff (@CocoGauff) July 18, 2021
Coco wrote, “I am very disappointed to share the news that I am Corona positive and will not be able to play in the Olympic Games in Tokyo. It has always been a dream of mine to represent the USA at the Olympics, and I hope there will be many more opportunities for me to make it come true in the future.”
Coco was to lead the 12-man US tennis team to the Olympics, which is to play the first Olympics in 25 years without Serena and Venus Williams.
Other members of the US team include Jennifer Brady, Jessica Pegula and Alison Riske in women’s singles, Tommy Paul, Frances Tiafo, Tennys Sandgren and Marcos Giron in men’s singles. Other members of the team are Bethany Mattek-Sands, Rajeev Ram and Austin Kreijsek.