Serena Said She Might Miss the Olympics If She Can't Bring Olympia

Williams spoke to reporters ahead of the Italian Open.

5/11/2021 3:28:00 PM

Serena Said She Might Miss the Olympics If She Can't Bring Olympia

Williams spoke to reporters ahead of the Italian Open.

, the Tokyo organizing committee announced in March that fans from overseas would not be permitted to attend this year's Games, in an effort to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. What's more, Japan's borders are currently closed to people from the U.S., alongside 151 other nations, unless"special exceptional circumstances are found."

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Asked if she'd head to Tokyo if Olympia couldn't accompany her, Williams responded,"I haven’t really thought much about that. That’s a really good question." She continued,"I haven’t spent 24 hours without her, so that kind of answers the question itself. We’re best friends."

MICHAEL BRADLEYGetty ImagesWilliams also said other factors, including the pandemic and the Grand Slam schedule, might prevent her from attending—though she's yet to make a final decision."I haven’t really thought much about Tokyo, because it was supposed to be last year and now it’s this year, and then there is this pandemic and there is so much to think about," she said.

"Then there is the Grand Slams. It’s just a lot," she added."So I really have been taking it one day at a time to a fault, and I definitely need to figure out my next moves." Read more: Marie Claire »

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