Britain’s Johanna Konta, who reached the Australian Open semi-finals, will miss next week’s Euro-Africa zone rounds of the Fed Cup in Israel with an intestinal issue, she said on Sunday. Konta became the first British woman into the last four of a grand slam in over 30 years before her exhilarating run was halted on Thursday by eventual champion Angelique Kerber. “I have been advised by the doctors that playing there would jeopardise an ongoing intestinal issue that got progressively worse through the Australian Open,” she said in a statement.

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