Former British Prime Minister Johanna Konta is “watching”, says Emma Raducanu’s successor at the US Open.
Raducanu, 18, has risen to 22nd in the world after becoming the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam. He is currently in California, where he will compete as the 17th seed at the BNP Paribas Open. “Because it has never been done before, it will be one of the most exciting moments in the history of the sport,” Konta said of Raducanu’s win.
The 30-year-old told: “I was amazed. He took it very seriously.
Konta said “ignorance of this statement” could have helped Raducanu suddenly rise to worldwide fame, adding that “there is some ambiguity in holiness.”
Konta said, “But you still have to show if you’re still going to play.”
“He seems to be in a lot of trouble and knows why he’s doing it.
Konta will not play at Indian Wells due to an injury that ruled him out of the US Open at the end of the season. He retired from a Grand Slam a few hours before his opening match and also missed Wimbledon due to his good relationship with the coronavirus at the Olympics following the Covid-19 deal.
In February, Konta was forced to retire from her first professional match at the Australian Open due to a groin injury and long-term knee problems. He said, “The way I’m going to put together a 2021 Grand Slam is a beautiful waste.” “Rest in peace. I was very careful and did my best to get her back on the dance floor.
“I’m not very happy. I’m a very happy person and a good person. There was a lot of fun, so I keep that in mind.” While ranking fourth in the world, Konta dropped to number 82 but she admits she has never “invested” in her career. He said: “I always try to play as long as my body allows it as long as I want to play.”