Johanna Konta, 30, announced her retirement from professional tennis

Former world number 4 Johanna Konta, 30, announced her retirement from professional tennis on social media. “Grateful: This is the word I’ve probably used the most in my career, and it’s the word that I think best explains it in the end,” she wrote.

The British was a four-time WTA champion, and Her biggest title came in Miami 2017, where she defeated Simona Halep, Venus Williams and Caroline Wozniacki in the last three rounds.

Konta also lifted the trophies at Stanford 2016, Sydney 2017 and Nottingham 2021, the latter his first home title in a tournament in which he had lost the previous two finals. In addition, she was twice runner-up in Beijing 2016 and Rome 2019.

Konta too He was a three-time Grand Slam semi-finalist on three different surfaces: at the Australian Open 2016, Wimbledon 2017 and Roland Garros 2019. He reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open 2017, Wimbledon 2019 and the US Open 2019.

He earned 22 Top 10 victories over the course of his career, in addition to inflicting The most uneven defeat of Serena Williams’ career – a lapidary 6-1, 6-0 in the first round at San Jose 2018.