Coco Gauff of the US returns the ball to Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur for the length of their females’s singles fourth spherical tennis match on Day 9 of The Roland Garros 2021 French Launch tennis match in Paris on June 7, 2021. MARTIN BUREAU / AFPAmerican teen tennis well-known person Coco Gauff will circulation over the Tokyo Olympics after testing certain for COVID-19, she announced on Sunday.
Gauff, coming off a hobble to the fourth spherical at Wimbledon, tweeted her sadness at lacking out on “a dream advance factual” at age 17.
“I am so upset to portion the news that I even receive tested certain for COVID and received’t be able to play in the Olympic Video games in Tokyo,” Gauff tweeted.
“It has consistently been a dream of mine to symbolize the USA at the Olympics and I’m hoping there’ll be many extra chances for me to save that advance factual in some unspecified time in the future.”
Gauff, who reached her first Expansive Slam quarter-final at this year’s French Launch, grew to alter into the most modern tennis standout and US athlete to fail to determine the Olympics.
World amount 25 Gauff will be pressured into Covid-19 quarantine and isolation protocols.
“I receive to hope TEAM USA highest of luck and a valid video games for every Olympian and the entire Olympic household,” Gauff tweeted.
Gauff received her second WTA singles title in Would per chance perhaps per chance furthermore neutral at Parma. She captured her first in 2019 at Linz.
The Olympics tennis tournament in Tokyo is lacking a bunch of gargantuan names with notable winners Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka, Angelique Kerber and Bianca Andreescu all absent.
On the other hand, world amount ones Novak Djokovic and Ashleigh Barty both intend to play.