sport news Australian Open: Jo Konta looks likely to miss the Grand Slam

sport news Australian Open: Jo Konta looks likely to miss the Grand Slam
sport news Australian Open: Jo Konta looks likely to miss the Grand Slam
Jo Konta looks likely to MISS the Australian Open after not playing a match since August due to persistent knee issues - with former British No 1's tennis future in doubt

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An almost full player attendance is expected at January's Australian Open – although that seems increasingly unlikely to include former British No 1 Jo Konta.

The three-time Grand Slam semi-finalist has not played a match since the middle of August due to persistent knee problems, and her longer-term future is now shrouded in doubt.

With barely a week before entry deadlines to the initial Australian warm-up events there has been no sign of her practising in London as she weighs up alternatives to a tennis career.

Former British No 1 Jo Konta looks likely to miss the Australian Open in January next year

Former British No 1 Jo Konta looks likely to miss the Australian Open in January next year

The three-time Grand Slam semi-finalist has not played a match since the middle of August

The three-time Grand Slam semi-finalist has not played a match since the middle of August

Broadcasting is one option and she has never made a secret of wishing to start a family as she prepares to marry long-time partner Jackson Wade. The-30 year-old has indicated previously that she would not be inclined to mix parenthood with the travelling life of a professional.

A representative of Konta said that she was 'currently working to assess' if she will attempt to play in Melbourne.

While

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