Johanna Konta, A Former Wimbledon Semi-Finalist And World Number Four, Has Announced Her Retirement

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Johanna Konta, the former world number four from the United Kingdom, has announced her retirement from tennis.

Konta, 30, became the first British woman in 39 years to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals in 2017.

She also reached the last four in the 2016 Australian Open and the 2019 French Open, with a quarter-final appearance at the US Open in 2019.

Konta said it took her months to make the decision and that she eventually “ran out of steam.”

“For me, it’s just about putting my emotional, mental, physical well-being in the position to put that energy and work in to be able to do that. It’s that link of being able to convince yourself to be in pain,” she told WTA Insider.

“So when you get to that point, you can’t put your best self on display because you haven’t put in the work for it and you just don’t have the energy to put in the work for it.”

Source: BBC Sport

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