Coco Gauff

Teen Tennis Star Coco Gauff Tests Positive for COVID, Will Sit Out Tokyo Olympics

Gauff, 17, was expected to lead Team USA in tennis in what was going to be her very first Olympics this month

Coco Gauff
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Tennis player Coco Gauff has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not be competing in the Tokyo Olympics, where she was expected to lead Team USA.

Gauff, 17, announced the news through her own social media on Sunday, where she wished the rest of the team luck on the international stage. This would have been Gauff’s first Olympic appearance after a series of notable appearances in Grand Slam tournaments over the past few years.

"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 wrote. “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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