Johanna Konta decided to opt out from the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for COVID-19, which further hampered her preparations
Konta also opted out from the Wimbledon just one day before the Grand Slam as one member from her team had tested positive for COVID-19. She revealed that had developed symptoms when she was self-isolating even before her test results came positive.
Johanna Konta tests positive for COVID before Tokyo Olympics 2020
After testing positive, she said on Twitter, “I wasn’t able to train in the last two weeks and unfortunately, I have put my body in a condition where I can’t ask it to be fully ready before the Tokyo Olympics. This is a sad reality as during the 2016 Rio Olympics, I had represented team GB, which is one of the most precious memories of my career.”
She further said, “I will do my best and prioritize my health and be back again to compete. And at the same time I would be watching and supporting my teammates, who would be participating in the Olympics.”
During the quarter finals in the 2016 Rio Games, she lost to Germany’s Angelique Kerber in straight sets.
Other tennis players who opted out of Tokyo Olympics 2020
Her opting out from the Wimbledon was considered as a big deal since she had won in the Nottingham grasscourt title just before the grand slam.
She has now joined the list of other players who had opted out from the Olympics, like Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal, Dominic Thiem, Serena Williams, Simona Halep, Bianca Andreescu.
Johanna Konta achievements
In May 2008, she had won her first singles ITF title during the $10k tournament, which was held in Mostar, Bosnia, at the age of 17.
During the $25k tournament, which was held in Sutton, England, in 2009, she achieved a big breakthrough. During the tournament, she entered as a wild card and went onto win against Corinna Dentoni, who is also the World No. 153rd player. She was also among the top 250 players and had lost in three straight sets to Katie O’ Brien.
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