Bianca Andreescu says she will not compete in Tokyo Olympics due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Olympics, originally scheduled to have happened last summer, were postponed and are now scheduled to begin on July 23 despite a recent state of emergency declared by Japan amid rising COVID-19 cases.
In a social media post, tennis star Andreescu said that not competing at the Olympic Games this summer was a “very difficult” decision.
“I have been dreaming of representing Canada at the Olympics since I was a little girl, but with all the challenges we are facing as it relates to the pandemic, I know that deep in my heart, this is the right decision to make for myself.,” she said.
“I look forward to representing Canada in future Fed Cup ties, and competing at the 2024 Olympics in Paris!”
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