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Johanna Konta will make a ‘personal choice’ on whether she gets the Covid vaccine

Johanna Konta will make a ‘personal choice’ on whether she gets the Covid vaccine after missing both Wimbledon and the Olympics but insists she ‘is not against it’

  • Johanna Konta says she will make a ‘personal choice’ about the Covid vaccine
  • Konta tested positive for Covid in July and was forced to pull out of competitions 
  • The British No.1 said it was ‘heartbreaking’ to miss Wimbledon and the Olympics
  • The 30-year-old has admitted that she is ‘not against getting the Covid vaccine’
  • But says she would like to ‘take some time’ to assess her options before getting it
  • Find out the latest Tokyo Olympic news including schedule, medal table and results right here

Johanna Konta says she will make a ‘personal choice’ as to whether she gets the Covid vaccine after testing positive for the virus. 

The British No.1 said it was ‘heartbreaking’ to miss Wimbledon and the Olympics after contracting the virus and said it was ‘definitely the worst illness’ she had ‘experienced for a very long time’. 

Konta admits she is ‘not against getting the vaccine’ but says that she would like to ‘take a little bit of time’ to assess her options first. 

Johanna Konta says she will make a ‘personal choice’ as to whether she gets the Covid vaccine

Speaking to The Mirror, Konta said: ‘I’m definitely not against it, by no means. 

‘I think, obviously, now I’m not advised to get vaccinated quite yet.

‘I think it’ll give me a little bit of time to also see where the world is, how everything is going and then I’ll make a personal choice on kind of when and how and where and all those things.’

Konta was forced to take a two-month absence from the sport after contracting Covid in July. 

As a result, she was forced to withdraw from both Wimbledon and the Olympics to isolate and recover. 

The British No.1 said it was 'heartbreaking' to miss Wimbledon and the Olympics due to Covid

The British No.1 said it was ‘heartbreaking’ to miss Wimbledon and the Olympics due to Covid

Konta admits she is 'not against getting the vaccine' but says that she would like to 'take a little bit of time' to assess her options first (File photograph of the COVID-19 vaccine)

Konta admits she is ‘not against getting the vaccine’ but says that she would like to ‘take a little bit of time’ to assess her options first (File photograph of the COVID-19 vaccine)

She said it was one of the most ‘difficult’ times in her life and that there was ‘nothing fun about having Covid’.

She said: ‘It was very heartbreaking and it was very difficult. There was nothing good and nothing fun about having Covid and having to miss Wimbledon and the Olympics. 

‘There’s just no way around that. However, I consider myself quite a happy person, quite a positive person, and definitely a pragmatic person, and I like to practice perspective in all the good things I do have in my life.

‘So I had to definitely utilize those tools. And at the end of the day, I looked at my life and everything’s okay.

‘I just tried to draw energy from there and looked forward to when I could start training and get back out onto the match court.’ 

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