Tennis Star Coco Gauff: I Tested Positive For COVID & Won’t Be Able To Play In The Olympics

Coco Gauff

Tennis Star Coco Gauff: I Tested Positive For COVID & Won’t Be Able To Play In The Olympics

U.S. tennis star Coco Gauff is pulling out of the Tokyo Olympics, after testing positive for the coronavirus. She made the announcement on social media over the weekend, writing:

“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. 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.”

See her complete announcement below.

“We were saddened to learn that Coco Gauff has tested positive for COVID-19 and will therefore be unable to participate in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games,” the U.S. Tennis Association said in a statement. “We wish her the best as she deals with this unfortunate situation and hope to see her back on the courts very soon. We know Coco will join all of us in rooting on the other Team USA members who will be traveling to Japan and competing in the coming days.”

The Olympics start on Friday in Tokyo and run until Aug. 8.

Authored by: Kellie Williams