British tennis star Johanna Konta went through a rough couple of days after testing positive for the coronavirus.
Just a day before the start of Wimbledon, a member of Konta’s team tested positive for the coronavirus and the British tennis star was withdrawn from The Championship.
Konta tested positive for the coronavirus during her self-isolation and the illness affected her both mentally and physically.
“It was a combination of feeling quite ill so I was sleeping or just existing for a few days,” Konta said, per Reuters.
“There was also a period there where I had to work through my own feelings of injustice at all of it, like: ‘Why now?’ sort of feeling. I needed a bit of space and a bit of licking my wounds.”
Konta hasn’t yet taken the vaccine
When asked if she should have taken the vaccine, Konta said: “I don’t know, I’m not too sure.”
Konta didn’t want to give any more details because she didn’t want to find herself in an uncomfortable situation.
“This is a tricky thing to talk about because it’s a very inflammatory subject and there’s no real right answer,” Konta added.
“I don’t want to talk about it because I wouldn’t be able to get my point across without it being a case for argument.”
A few days ago, Konta’s fellow compatriot Andy Murray said that players traveling around the world have the responsibility to take the jab.
“I feel like I’m enjoying kind of a farily normal life, whereas for the players that haven’t, it’s different. I’m sure they’ll be frustrated with that,” Murray insisted.
“Ultimately I guess the reason why all of us are getting vaccinated is to look out for the wider public. We have a responsibility as players that are traveling across the world, yeah, to look out for everyone else as well.
“I’m happy that I’m vaccinated. I’m hoping that more players choose to have it in the coming months.”