If you can recall, Johanna Konta pulled out of the US Open last month due to a thigh injury; the 30-year-old was replaced as British No. 1 by Emma Raducanu after the teenager won the US Open in New York; the Chicago event begins next week, followed by Indian Wells the following week.

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Last month, the 30-year-old withdrew from the US Open owing to a thigh ailment, just hours before her first-round match.

Konta was also forced to leave Wimbledon because a member of her squad tested positive for Covid-19 on the tournament’s last day, and she withdrew from the Olympics after catching it herself.

The former world No. 4 was replaced as British No. 1 by Emma Raducanu, who won the US Open as a qualifier earlier this month in New York.

Konta, who is presently rated third in the United Kingdom and 81st in the world, last competed in the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati last month.

The Chicago event begins next week, followed by Indian Wells, which has been rescheduled from its regular March date.

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