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…