Johanna Konta set to play in Australian Open after shaking off knee injury to return to full fitness for start of season
- Johanna Konta has shaken off fitness concerns and will begin season in Australia
- The British No 1 is set to play at the Australian Open beginning on January 20
- Konta enjoyed an encouraging season last year and ended it ranked world No 12
British No 1 Johanna Konta has recovered sufficiently from lingering knee issues and expects to be fully fit for the Australian Open.
The Sydney-born star has flown to Australia on schedule for the start of the season.
Konta will play WTA events in Brisbane and Adelaide ahead of the Australian Open.
Johanna Konta has returned to full fitness ahead of the start of the new season in Australia
The tournament is set to begin on January 20 and will run until the men’s final on Feburary 2.
Konta suffered defeat by Garbine Muguruza in the second round’s last year’s tournament after a three-set marathon that had the latest start-time in Australian Open history.
The 28-year-old enjoyed an encouraging season last year though that saw her return to the top 20 rankings and finish the year in 12th.
British No 1 suffered defeat by Garbine Muguruza on her last appearance at Australian Open