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US tennis teen Gauff to miss Olympics

US tennis teen Gauff to miss Olympics
American teen tennis star Coco Gauff will miss the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for Covid-19, she announced on Sunday, reports AFP. Gauff, coming off a run to the fourth round at Wimbledon, tweeted her sadness at missing out on "a dream come true" at age 17. "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 tweeted. World number 25 Gauff will be forced into Covid-19 quarantine and isolation protocols. The Olympics tennis event in Tokyo is missing a host of big names with major winners Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka, Angelique Kerber and Bianca Andreescu all absent. However, world number ones Novak Djokovic and Ashleigh Barty both intend to play.