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My advice to the advice industry? Let me make my own mistakes

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The other day, in a moment befitting the tenor of 2021, I felt overwhelmed. At that moment, it wasn’t the fear of another lockdown or the slow pace of the vaccine rollout that was bothering me, but an awareness of a d...

Johanna Konta withdraws from US Open hours before first-round match

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Johanna Konta has been forced to withdraw from the US Open with a left thigh injury hours before she was due to take the court in her first‑round match. Konta had been scheduled to face Kristina Mladenovic of France o...

Johanna Konta out of Wimbledon after one of her team tests positive for Covid

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Johanna Konta has withdrawn from Wimbledon after being classified as a close contact of a positive test for Covid-19, organisers have announced. A member of the British No 1’s team showed Covid symptoms on Sunday mor...

Johanna Konta knocked out of French Open after defeat by Cirstea

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Great Britain will be without a women’s player in the Roland Garros second round this year after the 19th seed Johanna Konta was outplayed 7-6(5), 6-2 in the opening round by the world No 54 Sorana Cirstea. Earlier in...

Johanna Konta can leave professional tennis knowing she gave everything

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As the 2015 tennis season began six years ago, Johanna Konta’s name was nowhere to be seen on any main-draw sheet. Six months earlier she had briefly reached the top 100 for the first time in her career but, as had be...

It’s time to nationalize Shell. Private oil companies are no longer fit for purpose

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It has been a bad month for big oil. A Dutch court just ruled that Shell must cut its carbon pollution by 45% by 2030. The court’s decision has rightly been celebrated: it is a much more stringent requirement than the...

‘I got to live my dreams’: Johanna Konta announces retirement from tennis

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Former British No 1 Johanna Konta has announced her immediate retirement from professional tennis. Konta, 30, is the most successful British women’s player of the past two decades, having reached a career high ranking...