Former British number one Johanna Konta has said being a mother is boring – but she would choose it every day over playing on Centre Court.
Konta, 32, called time on her career two years ago and gave birth to daughter Emmeline last September.
Despite playing invitational doubles – exhibition events pitting former professionals against one another – at Wimbledon with Caroline Wozniacki yesterday she revealed she would never come back full time.
She said of her current life: ‘It’s monotonous, boring and, compared to what I used to do, which is play on Centre Court and travel the world and live a really selfish existence, to then be thrown into a very selfless existence, it’s a really hard transition, and it’s not fun.
‘But I would choose it every single day over playing on Centre Court. I really love what my life was but I am learning to love my life more now.’
Former British number one Johanna Konta (pictured) said her current life is ‘monotonous’ and ‘boring’ but that she would ‘choose it every single day over playing on Centre Court’
Konta made it to three grand slam semi-finals and three more quarter-finals, reaching a high of fourth in the world rankings in 2017.
Former world number one Wozniacki, in contrast, is looking to make a comeback after having two children.
The Danish player announced last month that she would end her three-year exile and return for the US hard court season, which starts after Wimbledon.