Serena Williams says she will not play at Tokyo Olympics

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TOPSHOT - US player Serena Williams attends a press conference in the Main Interview Room at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, south-west London, on June 27, 2021, ahead of the start of the 2021 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament. - - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by AELTC/Florian Eisele / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by AELTC/FLORIAN EISELE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Wimbledon, United Kingdom, June 27 :Serena Williams joined fellow tennis legend Rafael Nadal saying on Sunday she will not play at the Tokyo Olympics next month.

The 39-year-old American revealed her decision at her pre-Wimbledon press conference.

“I’m actually not on the Olympic list, so… Not that I’m aware of. If so, then I shouldn’t be on it,” she said.

Williams is the joint most successful Olympian in tennis history alongside sister Venus having won one gold medal in singles and three in doubles.