Americaâs top ranked womenâs and menâs singles player Sofia Kenin has announced that she will not take part in the Tokyo Olympics.
Kenin announced the news after being kicked out of the second round of Wimbledon by her American Madison Brengle.
“Yes, I am not playing in the Olympics. Yes, that was a difficult decision, but I spoke and discussed it with my advisors,” she said at a press conference after the game on Wednesday.
âI couldn’t take anyone with me and I really wanted someone.
“Of course I love the Olympics. It was tough, like I said.”
Kenin said in February that she intended to take part in the Games and secured her place on the team in May with her number 4 ranking, which guaranteed her to be one of the top four American women in the world.
Since then, she has dropped to sixth in the world, two ahead of Serena Williams in eight.
Williams also confirmed on Sunday that she won’t be playing in the Olympics.
She has four tennis gold medals on her name but said there are many reasons why she made that decision.
Both Williams and Kenin were kicked out of Wimbledon in the first few days.
Williams had to retire in the first round after sustaining an injury, while Kenin fell 6-2, 6-4 in straight sets against Brengle. Kenin confirmed that her schedule would be in San Jose, Montreal, Cincinnati and the US Open.