Serena Williams won't compete at Tokyo Olympics
Serena Williams said Sunday that she will not be competing in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, the Associated Press reports.
Why it matters: Williams has won four gold medals for the United States during past summer games, competing in both single and doubles tennis competitions.
- Williams told reporters that "there’s a lot of reasons that I made my Olympic decision," but that she did not wish to get into specifics.
- Other former Olympic tennis players, namely Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem, have also announced they will not attend this summer's games.
- The Tokyo Olympics have garnered sustained controversy with many criticizing the event as unsafe during a global pandemic.