Tennis super star Serena Williams revealed on Sunday that she will not be heading to the Tokyo Olympics.
“I’m actually not on the Olympic list — not that I’m aware of. And if so then I shouldn’t be on it,” Williams informed press reporters throughout a pre-Wimbledon interview after being asked if she prepared to get involved.
Williams, who is a four-time Olympic gold medalist, did not offer a factor regarding why she did not strategy to go to.
When asked to elaborate on why she was not playing in the Olympics — and if it had anything to do with the truth her 3-year-old child, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., would not have actually had the ability to choose her due to Covid-19 limitations — she decreased to define.
“There’s a lot of reasons that I made my Olympic decision and I don’t feel like going into them today,” she stated. “Maybe another day. Sorry.”
In previous Summer Games, Williams won gold for the United States in both songs and doubles tennis at the 2012 London Olympics, in doubles at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Her gold medals for doubles were all shown her older sibling Venus.
Williams made the statement the day prior to the start of main-draw action at the prominent London competition, where she will attempt to gather her 24th Grand Slam songs title.
Williams stated she had actually not considered what it would resemble to sit the Olympics out this year.
“I have not thought about it. In the past, it’s been a wonderful place for me. I really haven’t thought about it, so I’m going to keep not thinking about it.”
Williams isn’t the only tennis gamer sitting this Olympics out. Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem likewise stated they will not go to the Olympics. Roger Federer stated on Saturday he had yet to choose whether he prepared to go to Tokyo.
The Olympics opens on July 23 in Tokyo after being delayed due Covid-19. NBC Universal, the moms and dad business of NBC News, owns the U.S. media rights to the upcoming Olympics.
The Associated Press contributed.