‘It hasn’t altered my determination… I’ll never stop striving for that’: British No 1 Johanna Konta insists coronavirus break has not affected her ambitions to become a Grand Slam champion
- Jo Konta has previously reached the semis at Australia, French and Wimbledon
- She insists her goals have not changed despite the coronavirus pandemic
- Konta says it has been her goal to win Wimbledon since she was a little girl
- The Olympics has also been postponed, which Konta was ready to play at
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Johanna Konta insists her goals have not changed despite the coronavirus pandemic decimating the tennis calendar.
The British No 1 still has her eye on winning Wimbledon, cancelled this summer as the battle against the Covid-19 outbreak continues.
Konta, 29, reached the semi-finals at SW19 in 2017 and has also made it to the last four at the Australian and French Opens.
Johanna Konta insists she is still harbouring dreams of winning Wimbledon post-Covid 19
The British No 1 has previously reached the semi-finals at SW19 but is yet to taste success
The first grand slam title of her career continues to elude Konta – but she is determined the day will come where she breaks that duck.
‘I love playing at Wimbledon and it has been my goal to win ever since I was a little girl,’ she told Hello! magazine.
‘I feel sad that I won’t be competing this year, but it hasn’t altered my determination to be a grand slam champion. I’ll never stop striving for that.’
The Olympics have also been pushed back a year, with tennis gold another target on Konta’s hit-list, although the Australian-born ace admits it is the stars of other sports who will suffer more for the delay.
Konta was also scheduled to play at the Olympics before it was postponed until 2021
‘As for the Olympics being postponed, I’ve put my disappointment aside now,’ she said.
‘How I feel pales in comparison to the athletes who train for it in a four-year cycle. It must be especially hard for them to have to wait another year.
‘Tennis players are in a more fortunate position because we have four big annual events.’
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