Konta has reluctantly decided that she can not keep playing tennis at this level. However, she is not entirely unhappy about the decision. She said in an interview: “It’s just that … I don’t have the energy anymore. It’s quite a nice place to leave it. I finished playing the sport, still loving the sport. I don’t think there is much more that I can ask of myself”.
One of the UK's best tennis players, Konta's achievements are diverse. She reached the semifinals at the 2016 Australian Open, 2019 French Open and 2017 Wimbledon, and has attended all of these Grand Slam events plus the US Open since 2012. She also represented the UK at the Summer Olympics in 2016, where she made it to the quarterfinals. Konta's biggest win in the WTA 1000 was the Miami Open in 2017, but she was a finalist at the 2016 China Open and 2019 Italian Open as well. Her other WTA 1000 achievements include making it to the semifinals at the 2020 Cincinnati Open, the quarterfinals at the 2015 and 2016 Pan Pacific / Wuhan Open, 2016 Miami and Canadian Opens and 2017 Cincinnati Open, and making it to at least the first round in most of these events from 2016 to 2021.
Though Konta did not break into the top 100 until she was 24 (in 2015), she has had a wonderful career in such a short time. “I’m probably the poster child of somebody who carved out a career for them when all evidence pointed that it was not going to happen,” she said in an interview. “I think if I can give any hope, motivation or inspiration to anyone who ever felt they were too old or not talented enough or overlooked, anything along those lines, I think I would feel very happy with that.”
She has also started a dog-walking business and is engaged to Jackson Wade, a British film producer. Though she is no longer playing tennis, Konta will likely continue to maintain a level of happiness and financial success after her years of hard work.