“I Have Heart Palpitations”: Johanna Konta Gives a Shocking Update on Her Health

Published 11/27/2021, 9:12 AM EST
EASTBOURNE, ENGLAND – JUNE 26: Johanna Konta of Great Britain looks on dejected after losing her women’s singles match against Ons Jabeur of Tunisia during day three of the Nature Valley International at Devonshire Park on June 26, 2019 in Eastbourne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images for LTA)

Tennis player Johanna Konta has been one of the most stand-out players in British tennis. However, unfortunately, Konta has been facing issues regarding her health in recent years. She has been dealing with problems that have been affecting her heart. 

The 30-year-old player has been having heart palpitations. Due to that, Johanna Konta has been feeling dizzy and not being able to feel up to her usual self. The tennis player has been dealing with this problem for the past few years. It has not happened regularly, but does take a toll. 

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The Wimbledon semifinalist spoke about this topic and stated, “I have heart palpitations sometimes. Basically, my heartbeat quickens for no reason. I feel a little dizzy. I just needed to see the doctor and the physio to see where he was. It was very, very high. The first time this happened was in Birmingham in 2017; the second time was in Beijing in 2018.”

(Quotes translated using Google translate)

Johanna Konta is optimistic about the future

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Lately, Konta has been facing this problem more often than before. She remembered an instance when she was home in London and that was when she dealt with it last. Although she feels normal usually, there are times when she does feel stressed due to the palpitations. 

Aug 10, 2021; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Johanna Konta of Great Britain hits a shot against Shuai Zhang of China (not pictured) during first round play at Stade IGA. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports.

Despite the obvious pressure that such a circumstance would create, Konta has maintained a positive outlook about the situation. She added, “It’s unfortunate that this has happened to me now twice in the last three months. But that does not indicate that it will resume at this frequency. I have had every heart test imaginable, and my heart is doing very well. Obviously, it is not ideal. It is probably not going to happen. reproduce before … a year. I’m not worried, no.”  

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Coming to tennis, this year, she did not compete at the Wimbledon Championships and the Olympics because she had contracted Covid-19. It has been an unfortunate year for Konta health-wise, but it’s great to see the 30-year-old remain positive in her outlook. We hope she can make a safe and healthy return to Tour as soon as possible. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Rohan has studied Sports Management and has a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering Tennis and Formula One.

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