TOKYO (WAVY/AP) — U.S. tennis player Coco Gauff will not compete in the Tokyo Olympics after she tested positive for the coronavirus.
Gauff revealed her positive test in a tweet on Sunday.
The 17-year-old is No. 25 in the WTA rankings.
“We were saddened to learn that Coco Gauff has tested positive for COVID-19 and will therefore be unable to participate in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games,” the U.S. Tennis Association said in a statement.
She was expected to lead Team USA’s 2-person U.S. tennis team, according to a team’s press release.
This is not the first time a positive COVID test has affected these games. NBC News has reported that somebody who is involved in organizing the games tested positive.