Johanna Konta to miss Moscow & WTA Finals due to foot injury

Annette Crawford
October 12, 2017

Johanna Konta has withdrawn from the Kremlin Cup due to a left foot injury - and can no longer qualify for the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global.

After a poor run of form, Konta dropped outside of the top eight qualifying places on Sunday, leaving the British number one needing to reach the final in Moscow next week.

The 26-year-old, ranked number 10 in the world, had lost in the first round of her previous four tournaments before pulling out of the Hong Kong Open earlier this month because of a foot issue.

In 2016, Konta's fate was also sealed at the Kremlin Cup as a win for Svetlana Kuznetsova in the final against Daria Gavrilova ensured the Russian took the final qualifying place.

In one sense, Konta's luck could hardly have been worse, in the sense that Caroline Garcia pulled off an unprecedented feat - winning Wuhan and Shanghai back to back - to overtake her by a mere 185 points, right at the last minute.

Garcia joins Simona Halep, Garbiñe Muguruza, Karolina Pliskova, Elina Svitolina, Venus Williams, Caroline Wozniacki and Jelena Ostapenko in the field.

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