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'There is nothing wrong, I am fit as a fiddle': Jo Konta reveals she suffered from heart palpitations during first WTA Tour appearance since March in Lexington Open defeat but insists she is 'absolutely fine' Johanna Konta fell to a 6-4 6-4 defeat to Marie Bouzkova at the Lexington Open  The British number one needed a medical timeout in just the second-round  She appeared to be breathing heavily and doctors checked up on her Konta reveals she had heart palpitations and this was the fourth occurrence 

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Published: 11:08 BST, 11 August 2020 | Updated: 11:29 BST, 11 August 2020

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British number one Johanna Konta revealed she suffered from heart palpitations in her first-round defeat to Marie Bouzkova at the Lexington Open in Kentucky.

In just the second game of her 6-4 6-4 loss she appeared to be breathing heavily and needed a medical timeout as doctors checked her pulse and blood pressure.

She was able to return to court but lost her first match back on the WTA Tour since March.

Johanna Konta returned to action with a defeat against Marie Bouzkova in Kentucky

Johanna Konta returned to action with a defeat against Marie Bouzkova in Kentucky

Konta said it was the fourth time she had suffered the problem and it was a different ailment to the one that had seen her collapse at the US Open and Fed Cup in recent years.

'I'm fine, I sometimes have a heart palpitation and basically my heart rate shoots up for no reason,' she said. 'We didn't have a long point or I wasn't gassing in

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