Serena Williams, Others Pull Out Of Tokyo Olympics

28 June 2021 By Omolagba Oluwayemi

Serena Williams is the latest Tennis Star to pull out of the Tokyo Olympics.

The 39-year-old who has won four gold medals in past for the United States in Olympics did not give her reasons during her pre-Wimbledon video conference with reporters on Sunday.

“I’m actually not on the Olympic list. … Not that I’m aware of. If so, then I shouldn’t be on it,” she said.

“There’s a lot of reasons that I made my Olympic decision.

“I don’t really want to — I don’t feel like going into them today. Maybe another day, Sorry,” she added.

Serena Williams has won four gold medals at past Summer Games for the United States in both singles and doubles at the 2012 London Olympics which held the tennis competition at the All England Club and in doubles at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem are other Tennis Stars who also have said they’ll skip the trip to Japan, where the Olympics will open on July 23, a year after being postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Roger Federer said on Saturday he hasn’t decided whether to participate in the Tokyo Games and will figure that out after he sees how things go at Wimbledon.

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