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Coco Gauff is the latest star to pull out of the Tokyo Olympics after it was revealed she had tested positive for coronavirus.
The 17-year-old announced her withdrawal from the Games on Twitter, writing: ‘I’m 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.
She contined; ‘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.’
Ms Gauff was predicted to be one-to-watch at the Games after her appearance at Wimbledon two years ago where she defeated Venus Williams on her way to the fourth round of the women’s singles.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK