SOURCE SPORTS: U.S. Tennis Star Coco Gauff Pulls Out of Olympics After Positive COVID-19 Test

COVID-19 is continuing to make an impact on the Olympics. U.S. tennis player Coco Gauff has pulled out of the Olympics after testing positive for coronavirus.

“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,” Gauff tweeted on Sunday. “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.”

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— Coco Gauff (@CocoGauff) July 18, 2021

The 17-year-old was set to start playing on Friday in the run of The Olympics to August 8.

“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.”

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