Konta withdraws from Eastbourne, puts Wimbledon hopes in doubt

Konta withdraws from Eastbourne, puts Wimbledon hopes in doubt

Konta will now face Karolina Pliskova, who beat Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova, in the semi-finals on Friday.

The other semifinal is between Caroline Wozniacki and Heather Watson.

Konta, 26, suffered a heavy fall against the world number one on Thursday, needing lengthy treatment before recovering to win 6-3 6-4. 'Next week is Wimbledon but I made this decision based on looking after my health, regardless of what tournament is coming up.

"I didn't sleep too well but that's normal after a fall".

"Right now my priority is to look after myself, quite honestly".

"And I do see things differently, not only tennis, but moments in the life when I realised it is much more nicer than I saw it before".

Konta is set to be the first British woman ranked in the top-10 to feature at Wimbledon since 1984 when the main draw gets underway on Monday.




Konta expected a very different kind of match against Kerber. "Once I was done with my match, physio, stretching, all that, so I think I felt a bit sluggish from the long day yesterday".

However, as always Konta kept her cards close to her chest regarding Wimbledon.

Last April Cirstea playing for the Romanian Fed Cup team and was playing Konta when the British No1 was reduced to tears by Ilie Nastase, the Romanian captain, who verbally abused her during the match.

Kerber, the world number one, has struggled since reaching the top of the rankings, making just one final in 2017 and suffering a number of early exits. However, despite a slight drop in her level, the Latvian was still competitive, with the two closely matched through until 5-5, where Konta took another step up, dictating play and breaking on her third set point to take the first set 7-5.

"It could have gone both ways", Wozniacki said after the match. "I played the finals twice. and it's raining, but it's really great to have everybody here supporting us during the week". Overall I'm just happy with the day.

"I played (Pliskova) in the semis a year ago and I have had many tough battles against her". The final will be tough, she (Pliskova) didn't play today so she will be well rested.

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