Serena Williams to miss the Tokyo Olympics

Veteran American tennis player Serena Williams will not participate in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which begins next July, she announced Sunday at a Wimbledon press conference. “I’m not on the Olympic list,” the four-times Olympic gold medalist said, noting that there were many reasons behind the decision. “There are many reasons that prompted me to make this decision,” the former top seed explained. I don’t want to talk about it today, maybe another day.” Williams, who will be looking to win Wimbledon for the eighth time in her career and the 24th Grand Slam title, won the Olympic gold at the London 2012 Games in singles, and three more in doubles in 2000, 2008 and 2012. The American athlete also participated in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, but did not win any medals.

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