Lexington is the first tournament on American soil since the Corona break in March. The 29-year-old Konta is the third seed but she went out against Bouzkova (WTA 48) with two 6-4 times.
Afterwards, Konta, who has reached the semifinals at every grand slam except the US Open, stated that she suddenly felt her heart rhythm rise during the first set. “My heart rate suddenly shot up. It happened for no reason. We hadn’t played a long point, nor did I feel tired. And yet I had no strength and felt dizzy ”, said Konta, who checked her pulse regularly during the match.
The problem is not entirely new for the number fifteen in the world. She said that she had an increased heart rhythm before during a competition and training. “We don’t know why. It happens in situations with and without stress. At times like that I can’t do anything for the first few seconds. I am concerned and will have another electrocardiogram taken. Although I’m probably gone for a year or so now. ”