Jo Konta collapses to knees in exhaustion as she guides Britain closer to Fed Cup promotion

TIRED Jo Konta claims she suffered an “out of body” experience after collapsing to the floor with exhaustion during a key Fed Cup win.

Britain’s No.1 tennis star felt unwell during her 7-6 3-6 6-2 victory over Serbian Aleksandra Krunic in the Europe/Africa Zone Group I clash in Bath.

 Jo Konta collapsed backstage as she felt dizzy after the second set of her singles rubber

4
Jo Konta collapsed backstage as she felt dizzy after the second set of her singles rubber

The world No.39 needed a medical timeout after becoming dizzy and was captured backstage on her hands and knees.

Konta, who spent 10 HOURS on court across four matches, admits she never thought about quitting.

Yet she sobbed her eyes out in relief when she secured the win that sealed Great Britain’s playoff place against the world’s elite.

The 27-year-old said: “I started progressively feeling more and more unwell after the second set.

 Konta was left exhausted after beating Serbian ace Aleksandra Krunic 7-6 3-6 6-2

4
Konta was left exhausted after beating Serbian ace Aleksandra Krunic 7-6 3-6 6-2

Getty Images – Getty

“I felt light-headed, shaky, a little bit out of body. It got the better of me.

“I tried not to panic and assess what I could do under the circumstances.

“I don’t know what caused it. But it has been a great week. Credit to all the girls here for performing.

“This team is prepared and after a battle like this, we will only draw from the experience.”

 Konta was left emotional following her epic three-set victory

Getty Images – Getty
4
Konta was left emotional following her epic three-set victory
 Konta reacts after her win against in the Europe/Africa Zone Group I clash in Bath

Reuters
4
Konta reacts after her win against in the Europe/Africa Zone Group I clash in Bath

Krunic was not impressed with Konta’s antics, sniping: “None of us is fresh, we just cope with it differently I guess.

"If she had health problems then I can’t complain. If she almost fainted and she was lying on the ground then it took as long as she needed to get up and play again.”

Debutant Katie Boulter beat Ivana Jorovic 6-4 6-3 in the opening singles rubber and then Konta’s success made it a 2-0 victory overall in the best-of-three tie.

Anne Keothavong’s British squad have now qualified for April’s World Group II playoffs with the draw for the next round taking place on Tuesday.

Getty Images – Getty

Tennis star Sabine Lisicki horrified as ballgirl runs to her aid to remove bug from court.. and SQUASHES it

TIRED Jo Konta claims she suffered an “out of body” experience after collapsing to the floor with exhaustion during a key Fed Cup win.