JO KONTA revealed she suffered a coronary heart palpitation final evening as she misplaced her first match again on the WTA Tour since lockdown.
The British No1 was crushed 6-4 6-4 by world No48 Marie Bouzkova in Kentucky within the first spherical of the Lexington Open.
Konta checks her pulse after struggling coronary heart palpitations
Konta wanted medical therapy throughout her loss to Bouzkova
Nonetheless, she required medical therapy as early because the second recreation of her first match since March in opposition to the Czech participant.
In a contest performed in extraordinarily humid circumstances following some rain, Konta referred to as the physician to the courtroom after only some minutes of play.
She saved holding two fingers to her throat to verify her pulse.
The 29-year-old later revealed it was the FOURTH time she has suffered the issue however insisted it isn’t a risk to her profession and he or she is bodily wholesome to play elite sport.
The world No15 mentioned: “I generally have a coronary heart palpitation.
“My coronary heart price shoots up for no purpose, we didn’t have a protracted level, I wasn’t gassing in any manner in my lungs.
“It makes me a bit light-headed. I simply needed to see the physician and the physio.
“I used to be having all of the checks. I’m as match as a fiddle however it may occur.
Konta revealed that is the fourth time she has had coronary heart palpitations
“It took some time to quiet down till about 4-3 within the first set, however then it did quiet down and I used to be ready to focus on the tennis.
“This was the fourth time it’s ever occurred. The primary time was in Birmingham in 2017, the second time in Beijing in 2018 in a night match that I performed.
“The third time was two months in the past, in a coaching block on the clay. I wouldn’t say there’s an enormous widespread denominator.
“We don’t know why it occurs, it’s in hectic conditions, in non-stressful conditions.
“I’m apprehensive. It isn’t superb. I’m going to have one other check, and hopefully measure it.”