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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.

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