Jo Konta casts US Open place into doubt as British star withdraws from meeting with Coco Gauff at National Bank Open through injury after missing Wimbledon and the Olympics
Jo Konta’s frustrating summer has taken another turn for the worse after she withdrew from the National Bank Open in Montreal on Thursday, just two weeks before the start of the US Open.
The British No 1 was due to face American 15th seed Coco Gauff for a place in the last eight but pulled out due to a knee injury. Konta had been hoping for a prolonged run at the WTA Tour event after missing both Wimbledon and the Olympics.
Jo Konta’s injury troubles have continued following her Wimbledon and Olympic absences
The 30-year-old was unable to play at the All England Club as a close contact of a Covid positive. She then caught the virus herself and was unable to travel to Tokyo.
Her return to action in Canada had been going well and she reached the third round by beating third seed Elina Svitolina on Wednesday.