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Konta Out of Olympics After Positive Coronavirus Test


Johanna Konta is out of the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for Coronavirus.

The British No. 1, who was forced from Wimbledon after a member of her team tested positive for COVID-19, said she developed symptoms while self-isolating and later tested positive for the virus. Unable to properly train for the Tokyo Games, Konta has withdrawn.

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"As a result, I have been unable to train for the last two and a half weeks and sadly, this has put my body in a situation where I am unable to ask it to be fully ready in time for the Olympic Games in Tokyo," Konta posted on Twittr. "This is a heart-breaking reality for me, as representing Team GB at the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016 is one of my most treasured memories from my career so far.

"I'll be doing my best to get myself back to full health and fitness and ready to be competing again soon. During this time, I'll also be glued to my TV cheering on my fellow Team GB athletes competing in Tokyo and I hope you will all join me."




The world No. 38 joins several stars, including Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem, Serena Williams, Venus Williams and Bianca Andreescu in withdrawing from the Tokyo Games.



At the 2106 Rio Olympic Games, Konta defeated Caroline Garcia and Svetlana Kuznetsova en route to the quarterfinals bowing to then world No. 2 Angelique Kerber.

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