/Injured Johanna Konta out of Eastbourne International, doubt for Wimbledon

Injured Johanna Konta out of Eastbourne International, doubt for Wimbledon


AP

Published 6:24 a.m. ET June 30, 2017 | Updated 11:53 a.m. ET June 30, 2017

EASTBOURNE, England (AP) — Johanna Konta’s participation at Wimbledon is in doubt because of a spine injury that forced her to withdraw from the Eastbourne International semifinals on Friday.

The seventh-ranked Konta had a hard fall near the end of her win over top-ranked Angelique Kerber in the Eastbourne quarterfinals on Thursday. She was to play in the last four against Karolina Pliskova, who received a bye to Saturday’s final. Pliskova will face Caroline Wozniacki for the title.

The sixth-seeded Wozniacki played through an abdominal injury to beat Heather Watson 6-2, 3-6, 7-5, staying on course for a second title on England’s south coast after a win in 2009.

Konta is seeded No. 6 at Wimbledon. She was drawn to play Su-Wei Hsieh in the first round on Monday.

“We made the decision based on the fact I’m still quite sore through my…

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