Johanna Konta has withdrawn from the Tokyo Olympics due to a positive coronavirus test.
Over the last few weeks, the British number one has been unable to train.
Johanna Konta has withdrawn from the Tokyo Olympic Games owing to the effects of the coronavirus. Konta was forced to withdraw from Wimbledon because one of her teammates contracted COVID-19, and she has now announced that she has tested positive for the virus.
After being compelled to self-isolate for ten days, the 30-year-old withdrew from Wimbledon the day before the Grand Slam began.
Konta, who was seeded 27th for the Major, was set to compete in the women’s singles and doubles for Team GB with Heather Watson.
However, after missing Wimbledon and being unable to prepare, she has decided to withdraw from the Tokyo Olympics, which will take place from July 24 to August 8.
The news is a further setback for Konta, who has had a rough season thus far, having only been able to play 15 games due to injury and coronavirus.
Roger Federer has also pulled out of the Olympics after worsening a knee injury during his run to the Wimbledon quarter-finals.
Konta stated on social media, “As some of you may know, I was unable to compete at Wimbledon this year when a member of my team tested positive for COVID-19.”
“Unfortunately, I acquired symptoms while self-isolating and tested positive for the virus as a result.
“As a result, I haven’t been able to train for the past two and a half weeks, and unfortunately, this has left my body in a position where I can’t ask it to be totally fit in time for the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
“For me, this is a terrible reality, as representing Team GB at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio is one of my most cherished career memories.
“I’ll do everything I can to come back to full health and fitness so I can compete again soon.”
“I’ll be hooked to my TV throughout this period, cheering on my fellow Team GB athletes, and I hope you’ll join me.”
Watson will no longer be eligible to compete in the women’s doubles as a result of Konta’s withdrawal, as no other British players are ranked high enough to qualify as a replacement.
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