Coco Gauff will miss Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for Covid-19

Coco Gauff has tested positive for Covid-19 and will be forced to miss the Tokyo Olympics.

Coco Gauff Wimbledon 2021

17-year-old American Coco Gauff has been looking forward to making her Olympic debut for some time now, but her plans were halted this weekend, the American revealing that she has tested positive for Covid-19 and will therefore not be able to participate.

“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,” the world No 25 posted on social media. “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. I want to wish TEAM USA best of luck and a safe games for every Olympian and the entire Olympic family.”

Many top players missing the Tokyo Olympics

A total of 20 top-25 players – 13 men and 7 women – will miss the Tokyo Olympics for various reasons. Three of those top-25 players are American women – Gauff, No 16 Serena Williams and No 6 Sofia Kenin.

Based on the rankings of July 12, 2021, here are the qualified players that will be missing from the Tokyo Games:

WTA

  • No. 3 Simona Halep  
  • No.5 Bianca Andreescu
  • No. 6 Sofia Kenin
  • No.14 Victoria Azarenka
  • No. 16 Serena Williams
  • No.22 Angelique Kerber 
  • No.25 Coco Gauff 
  • No. 27 Madison Keys
  • No.31 Daria Kasatkina 
  • No.32 Petra Martic 
  • No.37 Sorana Cirstea
  • No.38 Johanna Konta 
  • No. 56 Jil Teichmann 
  • No.96 Clara Tauson

ATP

  • No. 3 Rafael Nadal
  • No. 6 Dominic Thiem
  • No.8 Matteo Berrettini
  • No.9 Roger Federer 
  • No. 10 Denis Shapovalov
  • No.14 Roberto Bautista Agut 
  • No. 16 Casper Ruud
  • No. 18 Cristian Garin
  • No. 20 David Goffin (ankle)
  • No. 22 Milos Raonic
  • No. 23 Jannik Sinner
  • No.28 Dan Evans 
  • No. 30 Stan Wawrinka – Injury
  • No. 33 Reilly Opelka
  • No. 34 John Isner
  • No. 42 Adrian Mannarino
  • No.43 Dusan Lajovic 
  • No. 46 Sebastian Korda
  • No. 48 Federico Delbonis 
  • No. 51 Benoit Paire
  • No.54 Richard Gasquet 
  • No. 58 Nick Kyrgios
  • No. 61 Vasek Pospisil 
  • No.75 Guido Pella 
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