REUTERS - British number one Johanna Konta has withdrawn from this week’s Volvo Car Open in Charleston, South Carolina, citing a right shoulder injury.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