“I Think It Probably Will”- Johanna Konta Hopes To Play US Open 2020


Johanna Konta

British Number One Johanna Konta is very certain on playing at the US Open, that is if it takes place. Being an elected representative on the WTA player council, the tennis star seems confident about the event taking place. 

“To be honest, we haven’t had any meetings for a few weeks now”, the 29-year-old said. “But everything is pointing in the direction that it is going to go ahead. They have been quite vocal that they are pushing forwards. Just basing my opinion on all the information that is there, I think it probably will,” Brit added.

“That’s Always Been My Ideal Schedule” – Johanna Konta

Johanna Konta

The WTA Tour 2020 is to restart in Palermo on 3rd August, while an event in Lexington is going to happen before the Western & Southern Open. Konta has committed to Palermo but said she could still back out.

“Palermo for me is not fully certain. I did enter it. I am giving myself until tomorrow (Monday) to see whether I go or not. Ideally, I’d like to play Lexington and then go to New York for the Cincinnati tournament and then the US Open.”, the former world number four explained.

“But obviously with all the uncertainty and we weren’t sure if the US Open was going ahead. The men had Washington canceled. So there has always been some uncertainty in the air. I wanted to at least be in a position that I still had something to play,” Konta said to reporters

Johanna Konta

“I will be making a call on it today/tomorrow whether we keep it on the schedule. Or take an educated guess that Lexington and the rest of the US tournaments go ahead and then hopefully I will play that,” the World Number Fourteen concluded.

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Konta still seems a little unsure about her schedule but will be making a decision shortly. Nevertheless, the British professional would not be the first high-profile player to drop out, after world number two Simona Halep’s decision not to take part in Palermo Open.


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