Tokyo Olympics: American tennis star tests positive for COVID-19, withdraws from Games

American tennis player Coco Gauff will miss the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for COVID-19, the 17-year-old has revealed.

"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," world number 25 Gauff said on Twitter.

"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."

The Tokyo Games, pushed back by a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will begin on Friday.

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