Britain’s number one tennis player Johanna Konta had an eventful day on Thursday.
Konta began her day with a more than two-hour long win over French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko at the Eastbourne International tournament.
Then, in the evening, she overcame a horror fall to triumph over world number one Angelique Kerber in a straight sets quarter-final.
Konta became the first British woman to defeat the best player in the world since Sue Barker beat Chris Evert in 1979.
But the victories may have come at a cost. On Friday morning, she was forced to withdraw from the Eastbourne semi-final against Karolina Pliskova because of a “thoracic spine injury,” according to Press Association.
It is not clear whether the injury is related to her fall on Thursday. On her third match point against Kerber, Konta — who had previously complained about a slippery surface — appeared to twist an ankle before banging her head.
“I’ve got a bit of a sore head,” Konta said, according to the Guardian. “It was a busy afternoon.”
Here’s a video of the fall:
Konta received medical treatment on the court:
Before Konta’s victories over Kerber and Ostapenko, former number one British tennis player Tim Henman had touted her as one to keep an eye on at Wimbledon.
“Konta — who has had good results for the last couple of years — must be up there,” Henman told Business Insider. “It would be fantastic for her and the tournament if she did well.”
Her latest injury leaves her Wimbledon hopes in jeopardy.
#ICYMI :tennis: Johanna Konta’s big Thursday:
Beats French Open Champion
Recovers from this fall :boom:
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