After reaching the Australian Open semi-final, Johanna Konta has withdrawn from Great Britain's Fed Cup team on medical advice.
Johanna Konta has been forced to pull out of Great Britain's Fed Cup team due to an intestinal issue.
The 24-year-old became the first British woman to reach the semi-finals of a grand slam since 1983 at the Australian Open, before her run was ended by eventual champion Angelique Kerber.
With GB set to travel to Israel for Group 1 clashes against South Africa and Georgia next week, their hopes have suffered a blow with the news that Konta will not be present.
"After having consulted with two doctors, my coach, physio and the LTA, unfortunately I will have to withdraw from the upcoming Fed Cup in Israel," the 24-year-old said in a statement.
"I have been advised by the doctors that playing there would jeopardise an ongoing intestinal issue that got progressively worse through the Australian Open.
"This comes as a big disappointment to me and I regret not being able to play. I have represented GB every time I have been asked to and fully intend to play again given the opportunity in the future."