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In tennis, several highprofile tennis players have pulled out of the Olympics, citing fears over the Zika virus as a contributing factor. They include Wimbledon runner-up, Canadian Milos Raonic and Romania’s world number five Simona Halep.
Czech world number eight Tomas Berdych is another to withdraw, while two-time Grand Slam champion Victoria Azarenka will not play as the Belarusian is pregnant.
More than 20 golfers have already withdrawn from the Olympics, with many concerned about the mosquito-borne virus.