“I’m so excited to compete in my first Olympics!!!” she said on Instagram earlier this month. “See you soon Tokyo.”
“It has always been a dream of mine to represent the USA at the Olympics, and I hope there will be many more chances for me to make this come true in the future,” she went on. “I want to wish TEAM USA best of luck and a safe games for every Olympian and the entire Olympic family.”
Other big names in the sport, including Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal also previously pulled out of the Games, albeit for different reasons.