Johanna Konta has announced her retirement from tennis



Johanna Konta, the former British No. 1 tennis player, has announced her retirement from the sport in an emotional message.

After reaching three Grand Slam semi-finals and winning four singles titles on the WTA Tour, the 30-year-old has announced her retirement.

On the ITF Women’s Circuit, Konta reached a career high of World No. 4 and won 11 singles and four doubles titles


She posted on social media:

“This is the word that I’ve probably used the most during my career, and 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.

All the evidence pointed towards me not “making” it in this profession. However my luck materialised in the people that came into my life and impacted my existence in ways that transcended tennis.

I am so incredibly grateful for these people. You know who you are.

Through my own resilience and through the guidance of others, I got to live my dreams. I got to become what I wanted and said as a child. How incredibly fortunate I count myself to be. How grateful I am.”