Coco Gauff has announced that she will not participate in the 2021 Summer Olympic Games after testing positive for COVID-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.”
At 17 years old, Gauff has a bright future in the world of tennis. The Atlanta teenager is currently ranked as the 25th best player in the world and has already won three titles.
“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 United States Tennis Association added.
“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 day.”
— Coco Gauff (@CocoGauff) July 18, 2021