Serena Williams, the 23-time grand slam champion informed on Sunday that she will not compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Tokyo Olympics, upcoming international multi-sport event, is starting from 23 July till 8 August 2021 in Tokyo.
At the pre-Wimbledon press conference, she confirmed her withdrawal from the Olympics this year.
“I don’t really want to … I don’t feel like going into them today. Maybe another day. Sorry.” She also said, “In the past, it’s (Olympics) been a wonderful place for me, but I really haven’t thought about it, so I’m going to keep not thinking about it.”
The former world No. 1 player in women’s single tennis made her debut in 2000 in Sydney and since then, she has won four Olympic gold medals.
She won two gold medals in the doubles and the singles in 2000 in Sydney. Also, she won the third gold medal at the women’s doubles in London 2012 and the fourth gold medal at the doubles in Beijing 2008.
Serena Williams will be seen next at Wimbledon. She will compete against Aliaksandra Sasnovich in the first round. The tournament starts on Tuesday.
Even Rafael Nadal said confirmed that he is not taking part in the Tokyo Olympics and Wimbledon 2021 to focus on himself, his body, and working to prolong his career