Johanna Konta to make ‘personal choice’ on vaccine after suffering from Covid-19

Tennis star Johanna Konta had said she will make a "personal choice" on the Covid vaccine after missing Wimbledon and the Olympics after testing positive for the virus.

The British No.1 was "heartbroken" to miss those two competitions due to a two-month absence from the sport after catching Covid.

Konta returned to the court this week after what she described as "definitely the worst illness I've experienced for a very long time".

The 30-year-old said perspective helped her to stay upbeat while she was away from tennis.

She said: " It was very heartbreaking and it was very difficult. There was nothing good and nothing fun about having Covid and having to miss Wimbledon and the Olympics.

"There’s just no way around that. However, I consider myself quite a happy person, quite a positive person, and definitely a pragmatic person, and I like to practice perspective in all the good things I do have in my life.

"So I had to definitely utilize those tools. And at the end of the day, I looked at my life and everything’s okay.

"I just tried to draw energy from there and looked forward to when I could start training and get back out onto the match court."

Konta underwent a series of tests, meaning she was away from the practice court for more than two weeks before getting the green light from doctors.

But despite the impact catching Covid had on her summer, the three-time Grand Slam semi-finalist said she needs to think longer on whether or not she wants to accept the vaccine.

"I’m definitely not against it, by no means," Konta said.

"I think, obviously, now I'm not advised to get vaccinated quite yet.

"I think it'll give me a little bit of time to also see where the world is, how everything is going and then I'll make a personal choice on kind of when and how and where and all those things."

Konta was victorious on her comeback, beating Zhang Shuai to set up a round of 32 clash with Elina Svitolina at the Montreal Open later today.

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