Coco Gauff has withdrawn from the upcoming 2021 Tokyo Olympics. The 17-year-old tennis star was set to represent Team USA in the international athletic tournament in Japan, but has had to pull out after testing positive for COVID-19. Click inside to read what Coco shared… Coco was picked for Team USA while competing in women’s singles in July, based on world rankings out of the French Open.
After other top-ranked players turned down invites, Coco became the youngest Olympic tennis player since 2000, when Mario Ančić made his debut in Sydney at age 16.
In a statement, Coco revealed the heartbreaking news: “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.” “