Britain’s Konta announces tennis retirement


Britain’s Johanna Konta has announced her retirement from professional tennis.

The former World No. 4, who was the first British woman to reach the Wimbledon semifinals in 39 years in 2017, made the announcement on Wednesday on social media.

Konta, 30, said in a statement she was “grateful” for her career in tennis.

“Grateful. This is a word that I’ve probably used the most during my career, and this is the word that I feel explains it best at the end.

“My playing career has come to an end and I am so incredibly grateful for the career that it turned out to be.”

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