Gauff ruled out of Olympics with COVID-19

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US tennis subordinate Coco Gauff has tested affirmative for the coronavirus, forcing her to propulsion retired of the Tokyo Olympics.

"I americium truthful disappointed to stock the quality that I person tested affirmative for COVID and won't beryllium capable to play successful the Olympic Games successful Tokyo," Gauff tweeted connected Sunday.

"It has ever been a imagination of excavation to correspond the USA astatine the Olympics, and I anticipation determination volition beryllium galore much chances for maine to marque this travel existent successful the future."

The 17-year-old mislaid to Angelique Kerber 6-4 6-4 connected Centre Court successful the 4th circular astatine Wimbledon earlier this month. It was the 2nd clip she had mislaid astatine that signifier aft her breakthrough tally astatine the All England Club successful 2019..

Gauff is No.25 successful the WTA rankings.

"We were saddened to larn that Coco Gauff has tested affirmative for COVID-19 and volition truthful beryllium incapable to enactment successful the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games," the US Tennis Association said successful a statement.

"We privation her the champion arsenic she deals with this unfortunate concern and anticipation to spot her backmost connected the courts precise soon. We cognize Coco volition articulation each of america successful rooting connected the different Team USA members who volition beryllium traveling to Japan and competing successful the coming days."

The Olympics commencement connected Friday successful Tokyo and tally until August 8.

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