Coco Gauff to miss Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for COVID-19

Ace US tennis player and World No. 25 Coco Gauff has been forced to miss the upcoming Tokyo Olympics after being tested positive for Covod-19.

“I am so disappointed to share the news that I have tested positive for COVID and won’t be able to play in the Olympic Games in Tokyo,” Gauff tweeted.

“It has always been a dream of mine to represent the USA at the Olympics, and I hope there will be many more chances for me to make this come true in the future,” she added.

Earlier this month, Gauff, 17, had lost to Angelique Kerber 6-4, 6-4 on Centre Court in the fourth round at Wimbledon.

“We were saddened to learn that Coco Gauff has tested positive for COVID-19 and will therefore be unable to participate in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games,” the US Tennis Association said in a statement.

“We wish her the best as she deals with this unfortunate situation and hope to see her back on the courts very soon. We know Coco will join all of us in rooting on the other Team USA members who will be traveling to Japan and competing in the coming days,” it added.

The Tokyo Olympics, which was postponed last year due to the global pandemic, will start on Friday.

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