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Johanna Konta says she had heart palpitations during Lexington Open defeat

Johanna Konta says she felt "lightheaded" after suffering from heart palpitations during her straight-set defeat at the Lexington Open.

Konta, seeded third on her WTA Tour return, was beaten 6-4 6-4 by world number 48 Marie Bouzkova in Kentucky.

The Briton needed medical attention early on but, after consultation with a doctor, was able to return to court.

"My heart rate shoots up for no reason," Konta, 29, said. "I wasn't gassing in any way in my lungs."

She continued: "It actually goes up and stays there so it makes me a bit lightheaded - I just needed to see the doctor and the physio.