American teenage tennis star Coco Gauff will miss the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for Covid-19, she announced on Sunday.
Gauff, who just qualified for the fourth round at Wimbledon, tweeted his sadness at missing “a dream come true” at 17.
“I am so disappointed to share the news that I have tested positive for COVID and will not be able to play at the Tokyo Olympics,” Gauff tweeted.
“It has always been a dream for me to represent the United States at the Olympics and I hope there will be a lot more chances for me to achieve that in the future. “
Gauff, who reached his first Grand Slam quarter-final at Roland Garros this year, has become the latest American tennis star and athlete to miss the Olympics.
World number 25 Gauff will be forced into Covid-19 quarantine and isolation protocols.
“I wish TEAM USA good luck and safe games for every Olympian and the entire Olympic family,” Gauff tweeted.
Gauff won his second WTA singles title in May in Parma. She captured her first in 2019 in Linz.
The Olympic tennis event in Tokyo misses a host of big names with big winners Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka, Angelique Kerber and Bianca Andreescu all missing.
However, world number one Novak Djokovic and Ashleigh Barty both plan to play.
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