The American tennis champion, Serena Williams announced her absence from the Tokyo Olympics (July 23-August 8), without explaining the reason for this forfeit.
Olympic singles champion in London 2012, S. Williams, 39, simply said: “I’m not on the Olympic list, anyway that I know… And if I’m there, I shouldn’t be there. to be “.
And to add: “There are many reasons which led me to make my decision on the Olympic Games. I don’t want to talk about it today. Maybe another time “.
On another front, the younger Williams sisters will try at Wimbledon to clinch a 24th Grand Slam title that would allow her to equal the record of Australian Margaret Court, considered one of the greatest players in the history of the Game.
Note that since her last major title in Australia in 2017, Serena has failed to win four finals, at Wimbledon and the US Open in 2018 and 2019.