The British Johanna Konta has been one of the tennis players who has been most affected by the coronavirus in recent months. In addition to the effects that the disease has had on his health, COVID-19 has also prevented him from competing at Wimbledon, where he was left out at the last minute after being in contact with a positive, and without the Olympic Games after having contracted the illness days after his exclusion from Wimbledon.
In an interview with the Associated Press before returning to competition at the Montreal Tournament, Konta confessed that she has had a very bad time because of the illness. “I have had severe symptoms of COVID-19. It is definitely the worst illness I have experienced in a long time.”
Despite the seriousness of the situation, Konta says that she tried to remain optimistic to return to training as soon as possible and overcome the disease. “It was devastating and also very difficult. There is nothing good and nothing fun after having coronavirus and missing Wimbledon and the Olympics. That was inevitable. However, I consider myself a happy, positive and practical person and I like to have a perspective of good things what I have to do in my life. He had to use those tools. At the end of each day I reviewed what I had done in my life. And I was trying to get energy and was eager to get back to training and also to get back on the slopes. “
The British also confessed that both she and her partner had serious symptoms of the coronavirus although they were not admitted to the hospital. “My boyfriend and I were not hospitalized, but we were quite ill. We recovered very slowly. So I had a complete check-up on my heart, my lungs.… and everything was fine. That’s when I went back to training and here we are. “
Konta was also asked about her position in relation to the vaccine, arguing that she is not against them but not daring to confirm whether she will be vaccinated or not. “I’m not against vaccines, but I don’t think they would recommend that I get vaccinated yet. I need to take some time to see how the world is, what everyone is doing. and then I will make a personal decision about when, where and all those things. “