Former British number one tennis player Johanna Konta – from Eastbourne – has retired from tennis at the age of 30.

Here’s our MP Caroline Ansell: “I wish Johanna all the very best as she announces her retirement from a playing career. 

I will be sad not to see Johanna compete again as our very own local champion but her talent has done the town proud over the years and really helped to put Eastbourne on the map.

She has been an excellent ambassador for the sport she loves, and also a brilliant role model for young women and the next generation of tennis stars.

Whatever Johanna decides to do in the future, I’m sure it will be a success.

So it’s ‘Congratulations’ Johanna for all you have achieved and ‘Good Luck’ to you for this next exciting chapter in your life.”