Coco Gauff reacts on the cancellation of the Wimbledon this year

Coco Gauff

Coco Gauff, the young sensation who defeated Serena Williams in the Wimbledon last year has reacted on the big event getting cancelled this year. Expressing her disappointment, she said she was left heartbroken after knowing about the Grand Slam event getting called-off this year. 

“I’m gonna miss playing in @Wimbledon this year. Stay safe everyone, love you guys,” she tweeted after the official announcement of the cancellation on Wednesday. 

The 16-year-old is the youngest player to rank under Top 100 in the WTA rankings as she has already defeated the likes of the experienced Serena Williams and Venus Williams in her career so far. 

The 134th edition of the Wimbledon has been called off and it has been the first time since World War II that a grand slam event has been cancelled. The Wimbledon Championship was scheduled to be played between June 29-July 12 but has been cancelled due to the coronavirus in the country. The decision was taken by the All England Club because of the preparation for the tournament would take at least two months but due to the lockdown imposed by the government, it was not possible. 

Not just Coco Gauff, other Tennis players were also left devasted as they took to their social media to express their disappointment due to the cancellation. The defending Champion Simona Halep also expressed her dismay on twitter but also shared an optimistic message as she posted: 

The defending doubles champion Barbora Strycova also showed her distress over the cancellation as she posted on Instagram captioning, “It will always be the tournament of my life,”

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova also posted saying, “It’s ‘definitely a tough one to take.”

The situation in the UK has not improved as the country has reported 563 deaths in a day, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 2352 while over 29,400 people testing positive so far. UK has become of the hotspots of the Coronavirus in the last few days.