Johanna Konta has been ruled out of Wimbledon after one of her team tested positive for coronavirus.
The British no.1, who was seeded 27th this year, has been deemed a close contact and therefore must isolate for ten days. She was due to play Czech Katerina Siniakova in the first round on Tuesday.
Konta will be replaced in the Wimbledon singles by lucky loser Yafan Wang of China.
A statement from the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) read: “A member of Johanna Konta’s team presented with COVID-19 symptoms this morning, and immediately isolated and undertook a PCR test in accordance with The Championships’ testing protocols.
“A positive result was returned which resulted in the AELTC, together with Public Health England, identifying Johanna Konta to be a close contact.
“In line with government legislation, she is required to self-isolate for 10 days and therefore is withdrawn from The Championships.
“Both Johanna and her team member had tested negative on all their previous tests undertaken within The Championships’ protocols.
“Both individuals were advised of the positive test and close contact classification and are now self-isolating for the next 10 days.”