LTA place my career at danger – Konta

Johanna Konta was ranked 150 in the globe at the start off of 2015, but has risen to 48

British number one particular Johanna Konta says cuts to her Lawn Tennis Association funding place her career at danger.

She spoke out right after Andy Murray said talking to the LTA about the future of British tennis was a waste of his time.

Konta has risen a lot more than 100 areas to 48th in the planet rankings since the LTA lowered her funding last December.

“If anyone’s livelihood, career or dreams are jeopardised, I do not think that is ever a healthy position to be in,” she told BBC Sport.

Men’s world number two Murray made his criticisms of the LTA right after he inspired Great Britain to win the Davis Cup for the initial time in 79 years with victory more than Belgium last weekend.

Konta reached the last 16 of this year’s US Open, but does not think she was driven to that achievement by the cut in her funding.

She stated: “The accomplishment that followed right after that is because of the folks I had around me.

“My coaches created a selection to stick by me and to continue our work and they sheltered me from a lot of the issues that were going on.

“I believe if I hadn’t had my help method, then absolutely nothing would have happened – none of the outcomes would have come.”

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Nevertheless, Sydney-born Konta said she was grateful for the support the LTA has supplied since she became a British citizen in 2012, adding that she was encouraged by the appointment of interim efficiency director Peter Keen, who formerly worked for British Cycling and UK Sport.

“It’s no secret that I’ve had my personal challenges and my personal ups and downs with them, but it is also not a secret that I wouldn’t be exactly where I am right now if it wasn’t for their support throughout the years,” she said.

“I’m extremely excited about Peter Keen coming on board. I believe he is really, really excellent at what he does. He talks a lot of functionality-minded sense.”

Konta has been working with Esteban Carril and Jose-Manuel Garcia because August 2014, and is thankful for the faith they showed when it appeared it may well no longer be financially viable to hold coaching her.

The 24-year-old switched her instruction base to Gijon in northern Spain earlier this year, but has been preparing for the new season at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton this week.

When Murray spoke out, he bemoaned the lack of players utilizing the courts at the centre, which was opened at a cost of £40m in 2007.

“Recently I’ve observed a lot of young children around,” Konta said.

“But there are times when I think it is too quiet for such a magnificent facility, and it would be good to see these courts filled with a lot more players.”