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Johanna Konta (Victoria Jones/PA)

Johanna Konta (Victoria Jones/PA)

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Johanna Konta (Victoria Jones/PA)

Johanna Konta insists her goals have not changed despite the coronavirus pandemic decimating the tennis calendar.

The British number one still has her eye on winning Wimbledon, cancelled this summer as the battle against the Covid-19 outbreak continues.

Konta (29) reached the semi-finals at SW19 in 2017 and has also made it to the last four at the Australian and French Opens.

The first grand slam title of her career continues to elude Konta - but she is determined the day will come where she breaks that duck.

"I love playing at Wimbledon and it has been my goal to win ever since I was a little girl," she said. "I feel sad that I won't be competing this year, but it hasn't altered my determination to be a grand slam champion. I'll never stop striving for that.

"As for the Olympics being postponed, I've put my disappointment aside now.

"How I feel pales in comparison to the athletes who train for it in a four-year cycle."

Belfast Telegraph