Jul 18, 2021 - Sports

Coco Gauff test positive for COVID-19, drops out of Olympics

Coco Gauff at Wimbeldon

Coco Gauff at Wimbeldon this July. Photo: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Team USA tennis player Coco Gauff announced Sunday afternoon that she has tested positive for COVID-19 and will no long be attending the Olympics in Tokyo.

Why it matters: Gauff is currently ranked the No. 25 player in the world. Her diagnosis comes just days ahead of the opening of the games, which are being plagued by positive COVID-19 cases.

The big picture: Gauff said that competing in the Olympics had always been a dream of hers and that she was "so disappointed" to not be going to Tokyo.

  • "I hope there will be many more chances for me to make this come true in the future," she wrote.
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