Serena Williams will not be participating in the Tokyo Olympics later this summer.
According to ESPN, during her pre-Wimbledon news conference on June 27, the tennis star icon said, "I'm actually not on the Olympic list, not that I'm aware of. If so, then I shouldn't be on it."
Williams didn’t explain why she will not attend but added, "There's a lot of reasons that I made my Olympic decision. I don't really want to -- I don't feel like going into them today. Maybe another day."
She also added, "I have not thought about it. In the past [the Olympics] has been a wonderful place for me. I really haven't thought about it, so I'm going to keep not thinking about it.”
Serena Williams a four-time Olympic gold medalist.
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