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Konta marries

Former British No 1 Johanna Konta married her long-term boyfriend Jackson Wade over the weekend, just a week or so after retiring from the professional game.

I am literally in a situation where I have to re-invent myself or re-find myself in the world, in life, in my life, with purpose and interests and ability. It's a very daunting and scary thing, but it just feels right. Johanna Konta

Konta, who reached a career high ranking of 4, announced the event on Saturday on her Twitter account saying: “Yesterday I got married!”

Responding to fan requests, Konta posted an image of her wedding day on Tuesday, tweeting: “For everyone saying ‘pics or it didn’t happen’, here’s a pic, before it happened.”

Jo Konta posted this image: "For everyone saying 'pics or it didn’t happen', here’s a pic, before it happened."


Konta announced her retirement from tennis earlier this month after struggling with multiple injuries, which had resulted in her ranking slipping to No 113, and then surprised fans with her wedding announcement.

The 30-year-old, who was born in Australia to Hungarian parents, reached the semi-finals at the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon, won the Miami Open and peaked at World No 4 in 2017.

Following speculation in the British media about her future on the WTA Tour, Konta told WTA Insider after announcing her retirement: “This has not been a decision that has been made in the last half an hour and it’s not something even that’s been made in the last two months.

“This is something that took some time to get to. I wanted to give it time to see if this is actually what I want to do, or if it’s just a tough period.

“There are so many times in your career where you could very easily be like, Nope, not having any of this anymore [laughs].

“I wanted to sit with my feelings and emotions and give myself time in coming to the decision.

“That process has also given me some peace with it because, by no means, does my retiring mean that I don’t like the sport anymore, or that I can’t see myself play anymore.

“Even sitting here, I miss playing. I miss that life because it’s the only life I’ve known since I have memory.

“So it’s interesting detangling yourself from something that you’ve just been attached to for so long,” Konta added.

Konta will now try to discover new interests.

“So I am literally in a situation where I have to re-invent myself or re-find myself in the world, in life, in my life, with purpose and interests and ability.

“It’s a very daunting and scary thing, but it just feels right.

“Because when I think, OK, I’m going to get back out there, even when I miss it and think to start again, I’m like … no,” Konta admitted.

The first of her new challenges will be getting to grips with married life alongside her new husband, Wade, without any of the pressure of preparing for the 2022 season, and the happy couple can now look forward to a relaxed Christmas together.

Konta was not the only tennis player to get married at the weekend, with Spain’s Pablo Carreno-Busta, who is still very active on the ATP Tour, marrying his girlfriend Claudia Diaz in Gijon.

Pablo Carreno-Busta married his girlfriend Claudia Diaz in Gijon, Spain over the weekend




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