Konta suffers heart scare in Lexington exit

Johanna Konta (PA/Supplied)

Johanna Konta (PA/Outfitted)

Britain’s Johanna Konta suffered a successfully being scare as she crashed out of the opening spherical of the WTA Prime Seed Open in Lexington on Monday with a straight-sets defeat to the Czech Republic’s Marie Bouzkova.

Third seed Konta requested medical consideration just some minutes into her 6-Four, 6-Four first spherical loss to the unseeded Bouzkova.

The 29-year-old Briton appeared uncomfortable and saved holding two fingers to her neck to verify her pulse prior to lastly resuming play.

Konta later outlined that she is weak to sudden palpitations which is able to ship her coronary coronary coronary heart price hovering.

“My coronary coronary coronary heart price shoots up for no set off, we did not have an extended stage, I wasn’t gassing in any methodology in my lungs,” Konta stated.

“It makes me a bit lightheaded, I merely wished to see the physician and the physio.

“I used to be having all of the checks. I’m as match as a fiddle nonetheless it may occur. It took some time to chill down till about Four-Three all through the primary set, nonetheless then it did calm down and I used to be in a position to focus on the tennis.”

Konta stated it was the fourth time she had been affected by the problem all by event play or apply.

“We don’t know why it occurs, it is in nerve-racking conditions, in non-stressful conditions. It has been sporadic and we have not been capable of seize it. I get very lightheaded and I am unable to hold out for the primary few seconds,” she stated.

“I’m nervous. It’s not preferrred. I will have one totally different EKG (electrocardiography) take a look at, and hopefully measure it. Nonetheless probably now it isn’t going to occur as quickly as additional for yet one more yr or one issue.”

Konta, the world quantity 15, was the right profile casualty on Monday all through the opening spherical of the inaugural WTA occasion in Kentucky.

Completely totally different seeded gamers in motion made it safely into the second spherical, with Polish sixth seed Magda Linette beating the USA’ Lauren Davis 6-2, 6-2, and Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur, seeded eight, downing one totally different American, Caty McNally, 6-2, 6-Four.

Second seed Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus was taken to some fashions by Madison Brengle prior to claiming a 6-1, 6-7 (5/7), 6-2 win.

This week’s occasion is the primary WTA event to be held throughout the USA following a five-month hiatus attributable to the coronavirus pandemic.

Former world quantity Serena Williams performs her opening match of the event on Tuesday in route of Bernarda Pera.

Outcomes from WTA event in Lexington, Kentucky, on Monday (x denotes seed):

First spherical

Jessica Pegula (USA) bt Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 6-1, 5-7, 6-Four

Magda Linette (POL x6) bt Lauren Davis (USA) 6-2, 6-Three

Jennifer Brady (USA) bt Heather Watson (GBR) 6-2, 6-1

Marie Bouzkova (CZE) bt Johanna Konta (GBR x3) 6-Four, 6-Four

Ons Jabeur (TUN x8) bt Caty McNally (USA) 6-2, 6-Four

Aryna Sabalenka (BLR x2) bt Madison Brengle (USA) 6-1, 6-7 (5/7), 6-2

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