EM – British tennis star Johanna Konta is retiring after repeated knee problems


The 30-year-old has struggled with persistent knee problems in the last few seasons and has slipped to 113 in the world rankings – far from her career highlight number four.

Published: December 01, 2021 20:03 |

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LONDON: Former British number one Johanna Konta announced her retirement from tennis on Wednesday. The 30-year-old has struggled with persistent knee problems in the last few seasons and has slipped to 113 in the world rankings – far from her career high point number four Open announced their announcement on social media with a post titled “Grateful.” She wrote, “This is the word I’ve probably used the most throughout my career and, in the end, I think it best explains it.”

“My playing career is over and I’m so incredibly grateful for it the career it has become. All the evidence indicated I didn’t ‘make it’ in this profession. But my luck showed in the people who came. ” into my life and influenced my existence in ways that exceeded tennis, “she wrote.

” I am so incredibly grateful to these people. You know who you are. Through my own resilience and through the guidance of others, I was able to I live my dreams. I got to be what I wanted and said as a kid. How incredibly happy I count myself among them. How grateful I am, “she added.

In June, Konta won the Nottingham Open and was there the first British woman to win a WTA title on home soil since Sue Barker in 1981. This victory was soon overshadowed by the amazing success of compatriot Emma Raducanu, who was 18 at the time. She was the first female qualifier to win a Grand Slam when she won the women’s singles title at the US Open in September.

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