Last Updated on December 1, 2021
British tennis player Johanna Konta announced the end of her career in a tweet. Konta has spent a lot of time on the WTA Tour, having started her professional career in 2008.
The 30-year-old tennis player shared her emotions about ending her career on social media.
“I wanted to be alone with my feelings and emotions and give myself time to come to this decision. This process has led me to believe that ending my career doesn’t mean I don’t love tennis anymore or don’t see myself on the court. Even now, I miss the game and that life, because I haven’t had another since I was a kid.
But I am grateful for my career. Even though it looked like I wasn’t going to succeed, I had people in my life who helped me realize my dreams. I am so grateful for them,” – Johanna Konta wrote.
Johanna has won four WTA singles titles in her career. Her best results at Grand Slam tournaments were the semifinals at the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and Roland Garros. In July 2017, she moved up to her highest ranking, fourth in the WTA rankings.
In her final season, Konta played just 18 matches in 10 of them she was able to win. The Briton also won a title on home grass in Nottingham. Konta had a great showing at the Viking Open Nottingham, which was held on July 6-13. She dropped only a set in her semi-final match against Nina Stojanovic and the rest of the matches, including the final against Zhang Shuai, Johanna won in two sets.
Konta had a lot of great matches against strong opponents and of course, LTA could not stay away and prepared a special video story dedicated to the best moments of Konta on the court.