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Serena Williams to skip Tokyo Olympic Games

Serena Williams will not be travelling to Tokyo for the Olympic Games, the 23-time Grand Slam singles tennis champion said, on Sunday, without giving the reasons behind her decision.

Serena Williams to skip Tokyo Olympic Games

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LONDON: Serena Williams will not be travelling to Tokyo for the Olympic Games, the 23-time Grand Slam singles tennis champion said, on Sunday, without giving the reasons behind her decision.

American Williams, who will turn 40 in September, won the singles title at the London Olympics in 2012 and she has also picked up three gold medals in doubles with sister Venus - in Sydney (2000), Beijing (2008) and London.

"Yeah, 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 told reporters on the eve of the Wimbledon Grand Slam.

Top men's players like Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem have also opted to skip the Tokyo Games, which start on July 23. Agencies

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