Coco Gauff discusses the dispute with COVID-19, which resulted in the Olympics being canceled.
Coco Gauff talked about her coronavirus experience during the women’s invitational exhibition in Washington, where she was making her comeback.
Coco Gauff has spoken out about her coronavirus struggle, which led her to withdraw from Tokyo 2020. The young American sensation had been looking forward to competing in her maiden Olympics when she announced on July 18 that she had tested positive for Covid and would have to withdraw from the competition. She stated she was still suffering from a lack of scent during the Citi Open women’s invitational event.
Gauff was preparing to represent America in the women’s tennis event at the Olympics when she made the second week of Wimbledon for the second time in her young career.
Apart from the loss of smell, which she still suffers from, the 17-year-old said she had few symptoms.
“I’m just happy that I didn’t have really many symptoms,” she remarked ahead of her match against Victoria Azarenka at the women’s invitational tournament in Washington. I was essentially symptom-free. I recently experienced – and continue to experience – a lack of scent. But aside from that, I’m fine.”
Due to her young age and life on the tennis circuit, the world number 25 has yet to get inoculated against coronavirus, but she plans to get vaccinated before the US Open, which begins at the end of this month.
“The actual issue is spacing out the dosages, which is tough to do when traveling from country to country. But I’ll get it as quickly as possible,” Gauff remarked.
Corey Gauff, her father and coach, had the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine in April, but his 17-year-old daughter is expecting a double-dose shot.
Her first dose will be given between the Cincinnati tournament, which begins on August 16, and the US Open, which begins on August 30.
The two-time WTA Tour champion is aiming for a second chance at the end of the Grand Slam tournament in New York, which concludes on September 12 with the men’s final.
Gauff is now competing in the Citi Open Invitational, which is her first event after testing positive for the virus.
Washington, which had previously hosted a WTA tournament, was only able to host an official. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”