2020 Tokyo Olympics: Serena Williams confirms she will not play at summer Games



CNN

23-Time Grand Slam Champion, Serena Williams Has Confirmed She Will Skip Tokyo Olympics 2020.

Talk to reporters a day before the start Wimbledon Championship 2021, Williams said on Sunday: “I’m really not on Olympic list… not that I know of. And if so, then I shouldn’t be up there.”

She did not reveal why she decided to skip the delayed summer games.

READ: Naomi Osaka will miss Wimbledon but plans to return to Tokyo Olympics, agent says

Williams attends a press conference in the main interview room at Wimbledon.

AELTC Image / Florian Eisele / PA / Getty Images

Williams attends a press conference in the main interview room at Wimbledon.

“There are many reasons why I made my decision to attend the Olympics,” said the 39-year-old American tennis player. “I really don’t want to… I don’t feel like going into them today. Maybe another day. Sorry.”

She continued: “It used to be a great place for me, but I haven’t really thought about it, so I will continue not to think about it.”

The Olympics are scheduled to start on July 23.

She won four Olympic gold medals in her prestigious career after making her Olympics debut in Sydney in 2000.

Visit CNN.com/sport for more news, features and videos

Williams waved goodbye to the crowd after a consecutive defeat to Elena Rybakina at the 2021 French Open.

Clive Brunskill / Getty

Williams waved goodbye to the crowd after a consecutive defeat to Elena Rybakina at the 2021 French Open.

Williams won gold in mixed doubles in Sydney 2000 as well as a gold in mixed doubles in London 2012 and a gold in mixed doubles in Beijing 2008.

Williams will be looking to claim a record 24th and eighth Wimbledon title when the famous tournament kicks off on Tuesday when she faces Belarus’ Aliaksandra Sasnovich in the first round.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/27/tennis/serena-williams-skip-2020-tokyo-olympics-spt-intl/index.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fedition_tennis+%28RSS%3A+CNNi+-+Tennis%29 | 2020 Tokyo Olympics: Serena Williams confirms she will not play at summer Games

Linh

Inter Reviewed is an automatic aggregator of the all world’s media. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials, please contact us by email – admin@interreviewed.com. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

Related Articles

Back to top button