Johanna Konta has revealed that she will not be taking part in Britain’s Billie Jean King Cup – formerly known as Federation Cup playoff against Mexico citing that her body needs time to recover before the clay-court season. Britain will be playing at home for the third time since 2019 but will be without their number one player.
“I’m not going to be able to play it this year,” Konta said. “I have already spoken to Annie K [Anne Keothavong] about it. Just because of how it falls in the calendar and just the amount of time my body needs after this tournament to transition onto the clay, I won’t be able to do what I did back in 2019.”
Konta has heaped praise on the WTA and their efforts to ensure utmost transparency with the players during this tough time. The WTA has had to face a number of issues including much lesser events organised towards the end of 2020.
“I know that on the women’s side, we have done a really good job in really trying our best,” she said. “The WTA has really done a good job at trying their best to communicate with players.”