Sport Konta retains WTA Finals hope despite foot injury

01:52  13 october  2017
01:52  13 october  2017 Source:   Omnisport

Johanna Konta to miss WTA finals because of foot injury

  Johanna Konta to miss WTA finals because of foot injury The 26-year-old will miss the tournament for the second year in a row.The British number one looked a near certainty to claim the final eighth spot for the showpiece event in Singapore later this month until Caroline Garcia’s remarkable run.

Johanna Konta 's hopes of qualifying for the WTA Finals have suffered another blow after she pulled out of next week's Hong Kong Open with a foot injury . The British No. 1 has lost her last five matches, most recently a 6-1

Johanna Konta 's hopes of qualifying for the WTA Finals have suffered another blow after she pulled out of next week's Hong Kong Open with a foot injury . The British No. 1 has lost her last five matches, most recently a 6-1

Johanna Konta: British tennis star Johanna Konta © Provided by Omnisport British tennis star Johanna Konta

World number 10 Johanna Konta remains hopeful of securing a place at the WTA Finals despite being mathematically unable to clinch a spot at the season-ending tournament.

Konta has pulled out of the Kremlin Cup due to a foot injury, which ensured Caroline Garcia cannot be caught in the final qualifying place, with the 26-year-old having needed to reach the final in Russia to have any chance of pipping the in-form French player to the last spot.

But the British number one has her fingers crossed she still gets to play at the Singapore event after Caroline Wozniacki and Elina Svitolina, who have both qualified, each pulled out of the Hong Kong Open this week due to an elbow injury and a groin problem respectively.

Konta splits with coach and ends season

  Konta splits with coach and ends season Johanna Konta is on the lookout for a new coach for the second time in less than a year after an alarming slump.Johanna Konta has split with her coach Wim Fissette and the world number 10 will not play again this season due to a foot injury.

Johanna Konta has not given up hope of appearing at the WTA Finals , despite not being able to qualify outright. The British number one has pulled out of next week’s Kremlin Cup in Moscow with an injury to her left foot , meaning in-form Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia has taken the final spot for the

Upgrade now. Cancel. Johanna Konta retains hope of appearing at WTA Finals . The 26-year-old narrowly missed on reaching the WTA Finals in Singapore last year. Johanna Konta has not given up hope of appearing at the WTA Finals , despite not being able to qualify outright.

"I am obviously sad that I couldn't continue my battle to make it to Singapore," Wimbledon semi-finalist Konta posted on Twitter on Thursday.

"I am working hard to recover well and still make it to Singapore as an alternate and to be competing in Zhuhai. Thank you everyone for the continued support and I'll be seeing you guys soon on court."

The rest of the WTA Finals line-up includes new world number one Simona Halep, Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza, Karolina Pliskova, Venus Williams and French Open winner Jelena Ostapenko.

Garcia downs impending world No.1 Halep to boost Finals chances .
Simona Halep will become world number one on Monday but her celebrations were tainted by losing the China Open final to Caroline Garcia.Caroline Garcia's sensational run continued as she defeated world number one in waiting Simona Halep to win the China Open and steal a march on Johanna Konta for the remaining WTA Finals berth.

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