November 29, 2022

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Serena Williams, a four-time Olympic gold medalist, won’t be enjoying at this summer season’s Olympic Video games in Tokyo. Williams confirmed she wouldn’t play on Sunday at a pre-Wimbledon press convention.

“I am really not on the Olympic listing — not that I am conscious of. In that case, then I should not be on it,” Williams advised reporters.

Williams has three gold medals in ladies’s doubles, successful them along with her sister, Venus Williams, in 2000, 2008 and 2012. The pair was upset within the first spherical on the 2016 video games in Rio de Janeiro. Serena Williams additionally gained gold in ladies’s singles in 2012, beating Maria Sharapova within the remaining.

The 39-year-old American didn’t elaborate on her determination to skip the delayed Tokyo Video games.

“There’s a number of causes that I made my Olympic determination. I do not really feel like going into them at the moment. Possibly one other day. Sorry,” Williams mentioned.

The 2020 Olympics had been delayed a 12 months by the coronavirus pandemic and are set to start on July 23.

Williams might be in search of her eighth Wimbledon title within the coming weeks and her first since 2016. Williams has 23 ladies’s Grand Slam singles titles and is one behind Margaret Court docket for essentially the most all time. Her final Grand Slam singles win got here on the 2017 Australian Open.

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