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Coco Gauff ruled out of Olympics after testing positive for coronavirus


Coco Gauff has pulled out of the Olympics after testing positive for Covid (Getty)

Coco Gauff has pulled out of the Olympics after testing positive for coronavirus.

The 17-year-old was due to travel to Tokyo with Team USA for the Games, which are due to begin on July 23.

But Gauff, who was beaten by Angelique Kerber in the fourth round at Wimbledon earlier this month, will now miss out.

‘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 said in a statement on Sunday.

‘It has always been a dream of mine to respresent the USA at the Olympics, and I hope there will be many more chances for me to make this come true in the future.

‘I want to wish Team USA best of luck and a safe games for every Olympian and the entire Olympic family.’

Coco Gauff was beaten in the fourth round at Wimbledon earlier this month (Getty)

Also included in the USA’s Olympic tennis team is the 2021 Australian Open runner-up Jennifer Brady, Jessica Pegula and Alison Riske for the women’s singles.

Tommy Paul, Frances Tiafoe, Tennys Sandgren and Marcos Giron have made the team for the men’s singles.

Serena and Venus Williams, who have won nine Olympic medals combined, are not part of the squad.

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