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Injured Konta withdraws from Charleston tournament
April 3, 2017 / 6:09 PM / 6 months ago

Injured Konta withdraws from Charleston tournament

Apr 1, 2017; Key Biscayne, FL, USA; Johanna Konta of Great Britain serves against Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark (not pictured) in the women's singles championship of the 2017 Miami Open at Crandon Park Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

(Reuters) - British number one Johanna Konta has withdrawn from this week’s Volvo Car Open in Charleston, South Carolina, citing a right shoulder injury.

Konta, winner of the weekend’s Miami Open, would have been the number two seed in the WTA event.

“I was battling a slight shoulder injury and sickness during Miami which has taken hold,” Konta said in a statement.

Konta, the world number seven, won the biggest title of her career when she beat Caroline Wozniacki 6-4 6-3 in the Miami final on Saturday.

American Madison Keys is the Charleston event’s top seed.

Reporting by Gene Cherry in Salvo, North Carolina, editing by Pritha Sarkar

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