Serena Williams does not want to participate in the Tokyo Olympics

Serena Williams has no plans to aim for a fifth gold medal at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.

“Actually, I’m not on the Olympic list.… Not to my knowledge. If that’s the case, then I shouldn’t be on it,” Williams said on Sunday.

Williams, 39, said there were various reasons for his decision, but did not disclose any.

“There are a lot of reasons I made my Olympic decision,” said Williams. “I don’t really want – I don’t want to go in today. Maybe another day. Sorry.

“I haven’t thought about it. In the past (the Olympics) has been a wonderful place for me. I really haven’t thought about it, so I’m going to continue not to think about it.”

Williams beat Maria Sharapova in the final to win gold at the London 2012 Olympics. She also won doubles gold with her sister Venus at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012.

Sixth seed Williams begins pursuit of an eighth Wimbledon title and a record 24th Grand Slam championship on Tuesday when she faces Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus

– Field level media

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