Cori Gauff, a 17-year-old American tennis player and number 25 in the WTA ranking, announced this Sunday her withdrawal from the Tokyo Olympics after it was confirmed that she contracted Coronavirus.
“I am very disappointed to share the news that I have tested positive for COVID and will not be able to play the Olympics in Tokyo. It has always been a dream for me to represent the United States at the Games, and I hope there are many more chances to make it happen in the future. I want to wish Team USA the best of luck, and a safe Games to all Olympians and the entire Olympian family. “, said the born in Delray Beach, Florida, in her social networks.
Coconut joins the absences of her compatriots Sofia Kenin (4th) and the Williams sisters, Serena (16th) and Venus (108th), who add nine medals between them. In this way, Jennifer Brady (15th), Jessica Pegula (27th) and Alison Riske (35th) will integrate the North American team in the women’s branch.