Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 2021-07-18 16:52:37 –
Tokyo — US tennis player Coco Gauff tested positive for the coronavirus and was forced to withdraw from the Tokyo Olympics.
Gauff gives her a positive test Tweet on Sunday.
“I’m very disappointed to share the news that the COVID is positive and I can’t compete in the Tokyo Olympics,” Gauff tweeted. I hope the Olympics, and I have more opportunities to do this in the future. Good luck to TEAM USA and a safe match for all Olympic athletes and the entire Olympic family. “
The 17-year-old is 25th in the WTA ranking. She lost in the fourth round at Wimbledon last month.
The United States Tennis Association said it was sad to know that Gauff would not be able to participate in Tokyo.