Johanna Konta withdrew from the US Open last month with a thigh injury; 30-year-old was replaced as British No 1 by Emma Raducanu after the teenager won the US Open in New York; Chicago event begins next week, with Indian Wells starting the following week
Wednesday 22 September 2021 08:01, UK
Johanna Konta has pulled out of the upcoming WTA events in Chicago and Indian Wells.
The 30-year-old withdrew from the US Open with a thigh injury, hours before she was due to play her first-round match last month.
Konta was also forced to miss Wimbledon after a member of her team tested positive for Covid-19 on the event of the tournament, while she withdrew from the Olympic Games after contracting it herself.
The former world No 4 was replaced by Emma Raducanu as the British No 1 after the teenager won the US Open as a qualifier in New York earlier this month.
Konta, now ranked British No 3 and down to world No 81, last played at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati last month.
The Chicago event begins next week, with Indian Wells, rearranged from its traditional slot in March, starting the following week.