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Cori 'Coco' Gauff Will Miss the Tokyo Olympics After Testing Positive for Covid-19

American tennis hopeful Cori "Coco" Gauff will miss the Tokyo Olympics after announcing on Twitter Sunday she tested positive for Covid-19.

The 17-year-old is currently the 25th ranked woman in the world.

A United States Tennis Association (USTA) spokesperson said they're currently trying to determine if they can replace her on the roster.

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics will begin on Friday -- but concern is growing over the danger of Covid spreading, with 55 confirmed cases now linked to the Games, including officials and contractors.

Neither the International Olympic Committee (IOC) nor Team USA are requiring athletes to be vaccinated to participate in the Olympic games.

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