Serena Williams will not compete at Tokyo Olympic Games
Serena Williams has confirmed she will not compete at the Tokyo Olympic Games this summer.
She had previously said she was reluctant to go because she would not be able to take three-year-old daughter Olympia with her.
Organisers have barred family members of athletes from attending the Games due to safety protocols, while foreign spectators are also excluded and domestic crowds will be allowed in restricted numbers.
The restrictions on international arrivals would have separated Williams from her three-year-old daughter Olympia.
Speaking at her pre-Wimbledon press conference, she confirmed her decision not to take part in the Games ahead of Wimbledon, which begins on Monday.
Speaking at her pre-Wimbledon press conference, Williams said
“I’m actually not on the Olympic list, so… Not that I’m aware of. If so, then I shouldn’t be on it,” Williams said.
“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. Sorry.”
“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.”