Joanna Konta: The British top seed may need to manage injury for the rest of her career

Joanna Konta wins the Viking Open by defeating Shuai Zhang

Britain’s top seed Joanna Konta says she may have to manage a knee injury for the rest of her career after initially ignoring it.

Konta, 30, has a tendon problem in her right knee that forced her to withdraw from the warm-up events at Wimbledon in Birmingham and Eastbourne.

The world number 30 Grand Slam starts on Monday.

“I give myself every opportunity to be at my best when I step onto the court,” she said.

Konta won her fourth WTA title by winning the Viking unlock in Nottingham Earlier this month, he played five games in six days.

“It took a long time for me on my behalf to get it right and by then it was something important,” she said.

Tendon issues aren’t simple – they don’t follow any specific scheme for rest, recovery, rehabilitation, and then you’ll be back again.

“Are you going to be a part of the rest of my career? Maybe. I think I definitely have longer periods of being very good and pain-free.”

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