Wimbledon: Johanna Konta Compelled to Withdraw Because of COVID-19 Contact

Johanna Konta compelled to withdraw because of COVID-19 contact

London, June 28: Britain’s Johanna Konta has been compelled to pull out from Wimbledon in the wake of being distinguished as a nearby contact of a colleague tried positive for COVID-19, the All England Club has reported.

Johanna Konta, the 2017 semi-finalist, had been because of start her mission against Katerina Siniakova on Tuesday, however, has been told she should seclude for 10 days. The 30-year-old will be supplanted in the draw by fortunate failure Yafan Wang of China. “Johanna Konta has been removed from The Championships – by government enactment she is needed to hole up for 10 days having been named a nearby contact of a positive test for COVID-19. Yafan Wang will take her situation in the draw as a fortunate failure,” Wimbledon tweeted.

“Our ardent feelings are with Johanna and we desire to consider her to be on the court at the earliest opportunity,” the tweet added.

Konta rehearsed at the All England Club prior on Sunday and had held her pre-competition public interview on Saturday. 27th cultivated was entering the SW17 in great structure, having won her first title for a very long time in a grass-court warm-up occasion in Nottingham recently.

Before Saturday, previous men’s copy champion Frederik Nielsen was compelled to pull out in the wake of being distinguished as close contact.

(ANI)