• Thursday, December 08, 2022

Wimbledon

Britain’s Konta out of Wimbledon after team member tests Covid positive

File photo Johanna Konta in action during a women’s singles match. (Reuters/Molly Darlington)

By: Sattwik Biswal

BRITISH number one Johanna Konta has been forced to withdraw from Wimbledon after a member of her team tested positive for Covid-19, the All England Club said on Sunday (27).

Konta, who was seeded 27th, must undertake a 10-day quarantine period after being identified as a close contact.

“A member of Johanna Konta’s team presented with Covid-19 symptoms this morning, and immediately isolated and undertook a PCR test in accordance with The Championships’ testing protocols,” a statement said.

“A positive result was returned which resulted in the AELTC, together with Public Health England, identifying Johanna Konta to be a close contact. In line with government legislation, she is required to self-isolate for 10 days and therefore is withdrawn from The Championships.”

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