American tennis player Coco Gauff tests positive and misses the Games

07/18/2021 at 10:44 PM CEST

The young American tennis player Coco gauff announced this Sunday that tested positive for Covid-19 So what you will not be able to participate in the Tokyo Olympics starting next week.

In a message on his Twitter account, the tennis player said she was “very disappointed” of not being able to lead the U.S. women’s tennis team, of which they are part Jennifer brady, Jessica pegula, Alison riske Y Bethanie Mattek-Sands, with which he was scheduled to compete in doubles.

“It has always been a dream for me to represent the US at the Olympics, and I hope there are many more opportunities for this to come true in the future,” he said. GauffThe 17-year-old reached the quarterfinals at the last edition of Roland Garros and the round of 32 at the recent Wimbledon tournament.

In this way, the number 25 in the world rankings joins other athletes who will not be able to participate in the Games due to the coronavirus, such as basketball players Bradley Beal, who resigned last Thursday.

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