Briton Johanna Konta was withdrawn from Wimbledon on Sunday after she was believed to be an in depth liaison with a staff member who examined constructive for COVID-19.
Konta, quantity 31 on this planet, Wimbledon semi-finalist in 2017 and Britain’s prime ranked girl, has been faraway from the draw and changed by Chinese language Wang Yafan.
“A member of Johanna Konta’s staff introduced this morning with COVID-19 signs and instantly remoted a PCR check based on championship testing protocols,” Wimbledon stated in an announcement. “A constructive consequence was returned which resulted within the AELTC (All England Membership) working with Public Well being England to determine Johanna Konta as an in depth contact. Below authorities regulation, she is required to self-isolate from the championships for 10 days withdrawn.
“Each Johanna and her staff member had examined adverse for all earlier checks carried out as a part of the championship protocols. Each individuals had been knowledgeable of the constructive check and the shut contact classification and at the moment are in self-isolation for the subsequent 10 days.”
Konta was alleged to play in opposition to Katerina Siniakova from the Czech Republic within the first spherical.