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Coco Gauff to miss Olympics after testing positive for virus

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American tennis player Coco Gauff has tested positive for coronavirus, forcing her to withdraw from the Tokyo Olympics.

“I am very disappointed to share the news that I have tested positive for COVID and will not be able to attend the Olympic Games in Tokyo,” said Gauff. tweeted on Sunday.

“I have always dreamed of representing the United States at the Olympics, and I hope there will be many more opportunities for me to make this a reality in the future.”

The 17-year-old lost to Angelique Kerber 6-4, 6-4 on Center Court in the fourth round at Wimbledon earlier this month. This is the second time she has lost at that stage after her breakout streak at the All England Club in 2019.

Gauff ranked 25th in the WTA rankings.

“We are 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 said in a statement. .

“We wish her the best as she faces this unfortunate situation and hope to see her again soon on the court. We know Coco will join all of us in cheering on the other members of Team USA who will be coming to Japan and competing in the coming days. “

The Olympics begin Friday in Tokyo and run until August 8.

Coco Gauff to miss Olympics after testing positive for virus

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