British tennis star, Johanna Konta, has announced her retirement from professional tennis.
The 30-year-old became the first British woman in thirty-nine years to reach the semi-finals of Wimbledon back in 2017.
It prompted her to reach a career-high ranking of world number four.
She also reached the semi-finals of the French Open and Australia Open during her career.
Konta took to social media to make the announcement.
A little update from me ? pic.twitter.com/L1tpjDHW1o
— Johanna Konta (@JohannaKonta) December 1, 2021
“Grateful: This is the word that I’ve probably used most during my career, and is the word that I feel explains it best at the end,” she writes.
“My playing career has come to an end, and I am so incredibly grateful for the career that it turned out to be…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.”