American teen tennis star Coco Gauff will miss the Tokyo Olympics after testing optimistic for COVID-19, she introduced on Sunday.
Gauff, coming off a run to the fourth spherical at Wimbledon, tweeted her unhappiness at lacking out on “a dream come true” at age 17.
“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.”
Gauff, who reached her first Grand Slam quarter-final at this yr’s French Open, turned the most recent tennis standout and US athlete to overlook the Olympics.
World quantity 25 Gauff will probably be pressured into Covid-19 quarantine and isolation protocols.
“I want to wish TEAM USA best of luck and a safe games for every Olympian and the entire Olympic family,” Gauff tweeted.
Gauff received her second WTA singles title in May at Parma. She captured her first in 2019 at Linz.
The Olympics tennis occasion in Tokyo is lacking a bunch of massive names with main winners Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka, Angelique Kerber and Bianca Andreescu all absent.
However, world quantity ones Novak Djokovic and Ashleigh Barty each intend to play.