Coco Gauff shared some disappointing news on Sunday. She revealed that she will miss the Tokyo Olympics because of her positive COVID-19 test.
Gauff announced the news via a tweet. Gauff was to join the U.S. Olympic Tennis Team with Jennifer Brady, Bethanie Matttek-Sands and Nicole Melichar as well as Alison Riske, Jessica Pegula, Jessica Pegula, and Jessica Pegula.
"I'm so sorry to announce that I have been confirmed positive for COVID. This means that I will not be able compete in the Olympic Games in Tokyo. It was always a dream of mine that the USA would be represented at the Olympics. I hope this will become a reality in the future. Gauff stated that he wishes TEAM USA all the best and wished safe games to every Olympian as well as the entire Olympic family.
It was not clear if she had received the COVID vaccine.
When she reached the fourth round at Wimbledon, the 17-year old captured national attention.
At 15 years old, she was the youngest player to reach the main draw. She defeated Venus Williams and Magdalena Rybarikova before losing to Simona Halep.
Gauff reached the fourth round at Wimbledon in 2021, and was also in the quarterfinals of the French Open.
Her next major tournament is likely to be the U.S. Open next year.