A member of Johanna Konta‘s team has tested positive for COVID-19 and the WTA player has therefore been ruled out of Wimbledon. Such bad luck!
The world No.31 Konta had already arrived at The Championships, in good mood ahead of her home Grand Slam. However, on the eve of the tournament Britain’s highest-ranked woman was informed that she had to isolate for ten days, having been deemed a close contact.
A member of her team started feeling some COVID-19 symptoms and then received a positive PCR test. Players are allowed to bring three people with them and Konta’s entourage included her fiancé, her coach Dan Smethurst and her strength and conditioning coach Gill Myburgh.
The 2017 Wimbledon semifinalist, who was seeded 27th this year, has been replaced in the draw by China’s Wang Yafan.
Konta has won one WTA title during this grass-court season, the Viking Open Nottingham. Afterwards she pulled out of Birmingham and Eastbourne, citing a right knee injury that she will probably have to manage for the rest of her career. (source: BBC, photo: Jimmie48)