Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Serena Williams confirms she will not play at the Summer Games

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Speaking to reporters a day before the start of the 2021 Wimbledon Championships, Williams said on Sunday: “I’m actually not on the Olympic list… not to my knowledge. And if I am, then I shouldn’t. not be on it. “

She did not reveal why she decided to forgo the delayed summer games.

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Williams attends a press conference in the main interview room at Wimbledon.
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“There are a lot of reasons I made my Olympic decision,” said the 39-year-old American. “I don’t really want to… I don’t want to go today. Maybe another day. Sorry.”

She continued, “In the past, the Olympics have been a wonderful place for me, but I really haven’t thought about it, so I’m going to continue not to think about it.”

The Olympics are scheduled to start on July 23.

She won four Olympic gold medals during her prestigious career after making her Games debut in Sydney in 2000.

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Williams bids farewell to the crowd following her straight-set loss to Elena Rybakina at the 2021 French Open.

Williams won doubles gold in Sydney in 2000, as well as women’s singles and doubles gold in London 2012 and another doubles gold in Beijing 2008.

Williams will look to win a record tied for the 24th Major and eighth Wimbledon title when the famous tournament kicks off on Tuesday when she faces Belarusian Aliaksandra Sasnovich in the first round.

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