Johanna Konta out of Brisbane International
Johanna Konta has pulled out of the Brisbane International after suffering a hip injury.
The British number one was forced to retire during the deciding set of her quarter-final tie against Elina Svitolina and hopes to return in time for the Sydney International next week.
“I will definitely give it the maximum amount of time to be able to play in Sydney,” said Konta.
“I started feeling it in my right hip/groin area in the second game of the third set. I felt a little bit of pain go through there. I couldn’t really load through that right leg.
“As of now, it’s a bit of a waiting game. The most important thing now will be to get some physio treatment, have a good night’s sleep and wake up tomorrow and see where to take it from there.”
The world number nine had raced to a 6-1 victory in the first set before Svitolina struck back to win the second-set tie-break 8-6.
Konta needed treatment at the start of the deciding set before retiring while serving at 2-3.