Current British number one Joanna Konta gave words of encouragement to Laura Robson insisting the former number one Brit will come back to the circuit fit and healthy.

The 21-year-old from Wimbledon called a halt to her season last week in a bid to fully recover from a series of injuries before the start of Australian Open in January.

The current world number 547 has competed in just 11 matches since returning to the WTA circuit at pre-Wimbledon AEGON International in Eastbourne in June after a lengthy 18-month wrist injury spell.

Robson last played at an ITF event in Monterrey, Mexico, a month ago where she was a second round casualty to China's Chieh-Yu Hsu.

She received a wildcard entry to this year's Wimbledon, but lost in the opening round to Russia's Evgeniya Rodina.

Konta, 24, who earlier in the season took over the British number one spot from Heather Watson, spoke exclusively to Wimbledon Guardian following her second round exit to American Madison Brengle at Generali Ladies Linz in Austria.

"To be honest the British number one will probably be the last thing on Laura Robson's mind right now," said the current world number 46 on the WTA rankings.

"But it will be wonderful if she got back fit and healthy.

"All you can wish for is Laura is she is healthy and able to compete for much as she wants to."

Robson will be able to use her protected world ranking of 58 to enter January's Australian Open.

Protected rankings are given to players suffering long-term injuries and 58 was Robson's position after the 2014 Australian Open.