British No.1 Johanna Konta fears the COVID-19 restrictions are hear to stay believes they not be lifted fully in her career.

Konta told the Press Association that everyone was hoping the world would return to normal in 2010, but “unfortunately it’s not the case”.

“It’s going to be very difficult and very different for a long time, possibly for the rest of my playing career,” Konta said.

“But hopefully in time, not just tennis and not just sport but everyone will find a way to come through this.”

Konta says she is hoping to play in the Ostrava Open next, after the end of year events in China were cancelled.

“I know they are trying to relocate tournaments for one year only and bring opportunities but it’s always going to be an uphill battle because it’s just the nature of what our season looks like,” Konta said.