American Serena Williams announced on Sunday the day before the start of Wimbledon that she would not participate in the Tokyo Olympics (July 23-August 8), without giving any reason.
“I’m not on the Olympic list, anyway that I know … And if I’m there, I shouldn’t be there”, said the 39-year-old, Olympic singles champion in London in 2012 on the grass courts at Wimbledon.
“There are many reasons that led me to make my decision on the Olympics. I don’t want to talk about it today. Maybe another time. Sorry She said for any explanation.
As for whether she will miss the Games, where she also won three doubles gold medals associated with her sister Venus (2000, 2008, 2012), she was equally evasive.
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” I did not think about it. In the past, I have experienced extraordinary moments at the Olympics. But I really didn’t think about it and I will continue not to think about it ”, did she say.
The younger of the Williams sisters, who will turn 40 in September, will try at Wimbledon to clinch a 24th Grand Slam title that would allow her to equal Margaret Court’s record.
Since her last major title in Australia in 2017, she has failed four times in the final, at Wimbledon 2018 and 2019 and at the US Open 2018 and 2019.