Tokyo Olympics: On eve of Wimbledon 2021, Serena Williams declares, ’No Tokyo Olympics for her’

Tokyo Olympics - Serena Williams Pullout from Tokyo Olympics: On eve of Wimbledon 2021, Williams declares, ’she is pulling out of Olympics’.
Tokyo Olympics - Serena Williams Pullout from Tokyo Olympics: On eve of Wimbledon 2021, Williams declares, ’she is pulling out of Olympics’.

Tokyo Olympics – Serena Williams Pullout from Tokyo Olympics: On eve of Wimbledon 2021, Serena Williams has declared, ’she will not be seen in Tokyo Olympics’. In Wimbledon 2021 Williams gunning for her record 24th Grand Slam is scheduled to play Aliaksandra Sasnovich in the opening round.

Serena Williams Tokyo Olympics: In a media interaction ahead of the Wimbledon, Williams said: “Yeah, I’m actually not on the Olympic list, so… Not that I’m aware of. If so, then I shouldn’t be on it.”

Williams played at the Olympics in 2000, 2008, 2012 and 2016, winning four gold medals between singles and doubles. However, she missed the 2004 Athens Games due to a knee injury.

Tokyo Olympics: On eve of Wimbledon 2021, Serena Williams declares, ’she is pulling out of Tokyo Olympics’

Serena Williams Tokyo Olympics: The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion had already indicated she did not want to travel to Tokyo because she could not take three-year-old daughter Olympia with her under Games restrictions.

“There’s a lot of reasons that I made my Olympic decision. I don’t feel like going into them today. Maybe another day. Sorry,” she said.

Tokyo Olympics – Nadal, Thiem also to skip Olympics: Earlier few of the top Men’s Singles players like Rafael Nadal, Dominique Thiem had announced that they will not play at the Olympics. Even Roger Federer has declared that he is not too sure at this stage about participating in Olympics this year.

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Wimbledon 2021: Aliaksandra Sasnovich v Serena Williams in opening round: Williams continues her search for an all-time record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles trophy. Her latest attempt was halted in the fourth round at Roland-Garros by Elena Rybakina.

She will play Aliaksandra Sasnovic in the opening round of the tournament. Sasnovic best Grand Slam performance to date came at Wimbledon in 2018, when she reached the last 16, toppling two-time champion Petra Kvitova along the way.

The Belarusian world No.100 will face 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams for the first time and will be bidding for the sixth top-10 victory of her career.

Tokyo Olympics – Serena Williams Pullout from Tokyo Olympics: The 39-year-old is a seven-time champion, has made the final on her last four appearances at the All England Club, and could reach 100 Wimbledon wins, should she advance to the third round.

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