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Sport News Former British number one and world number four tennis player Johanna Konta announces her retirement at age 30

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Johanna Konta announced her retirement from professional tennis at the age of 30.

The former Britain number one and world number four took to social media to post a statement following her decision and was “grateful” for the career she had had.

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Konta retired from professional tennis at the age of 30

In 2017, she became the first British woman to reach the semi-finals at Wimbledon in 39 years, propelling her career to new heights.

Konta’s statement was heartfelt and she thanked everyone who helped her throughout her career.

“Grateful,” Konta opened. “It’s probably the word I’ve used the most in my career and it’s the word that I think best explains it at the end.

“My playing career is over and I’m incredibly grateful for the career it has turned out to be.

Sport News Former British number one and world number four tennis player Johanna Konta announces her retirement at age 30

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Konta may not have won a Grand Slam title in his career, but has recorded so many remarkable achievements

“All the evidence indicated that I was not ‘doing’ in this profession. However, my luck materialized in the people who came into my life and impacted my existence in ways that transcended tennis.

“I am so grateful for these people. You know who you are.

“Thanks to my own resilience and the advice of others, I was able to live my dreams. I became what I wanted and what I said when I was a child.

“How incredibly lucky I consider myself.

“How grateful I am.”

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