June 13, 2024


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Serena Williams to miss the Olympics

“Actually, I’m not on the Olympic list, as far as I know. The four-time Olympic medalist announced today at a press conference before Wimbledon, if I was, I shouldn’t be there.

The former world number one and winner of 23 “major slams” titles became Olympic champion in London 2012, namely at the All England Club, where he begins on Monday the third “tournament” of the season, having also won three gold medals in pairs alongside Sister Venus. Williams (Sydney 2000, Beijing 2008 and London 2012).

At Rio 2016, Serena Williams fell in the third round of the singles tournament and the first of the doubles competition.

“There are many reasons to support my Olympic decision. I really don’t want to [ir a Tóquio]. At the moment, I don’t feel like going. Maybe another day, sorry,” the world number eight said.

When asked what it would be like to watch the Olympics from outside, Williams simply replied that she hadn’t thought about it yet.

“In the past, it was a great place for me. I didn’t think about it, so I will continue not to think about it,” he concluded.

The Tokyo2020 Olympic Games, postponed by one year due to the covid-19 pandemic, will be held between July 23 and August 8.

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