Britain’s former world number four Johanna Konta has announced her retirement from professional tennis at the age of 30.
Konta reached the Wimbledon semi-finals in 2017 as the first British woman to achieve the feat in 39 years.
She also made the last four at the 2016 Australian Open and the 2019 French Open, while her best result at the US Open was a quarter-final run in 2019.
She made the announcement on social media, saying she was “grateful” for the career she had had.
She said, “Through my own resilience and through the guidance of others, I got to live my dreams.
“I got to become what I wanted and said as a child. How incredibly fortunate I count myself to be.”
In an impressive career, Konta earned a number of accomplishments that no other woman from the nation had achieved for more than 30 years.
As well as her Grand Slam performances and ranking among the world’s best, she also won four titles on the WTA Tour and represented Britain in the Fed Cup.
Since making the quarter-finals for a third successive Grand Slam at the 2019 US Open, where she lost in straight sets to Ukrainian fifth seed Elina Svitolina, Konta has won only one match in five majors.
Her last tour match came at the Cincinnati Open in August, when she lost to Czech Karolina Muchova in the first round.