Johanna Konta: British number one beats Wozniacki to win Miami Open title

Posted on Apr 2 2017 - 6:30am by admin

Johanna Konta of Britain hits a return during her Miami Open semi-final match against Venus Williams of the US, at Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne, on March 30, 2017

The 25-year-previous British number one overpowered her Danish opponent — a former world number one — 6-four 6-3.

Johanna Konta took the biggest title of her occupation with victory over Caroline Wozniacki as she was the primary British lady to win the Miami Open on Saturday.

The 25-12 months-outdated British primary overpowered her Danish opponent — a former world number one — 6-4 6-three.

Konta, who in June 2015 was the world number 146, will climb to seventh from 11th within the rankings — her perfect yet.

She additionally takes home 940,000 pounds in prize cash in claiming what was her third WTA Tour success from a fourth final.

Konta received her first WTA title in July 2016 at the bank of the West traditional.

She was once defeated in the China Open final in October 2016, and in January the Briton triumphed on the Sydney world with out shedding a collection.

however this was once her first success at the next level — the highest ‘most efficient obligatory’ rung of the WTA Tour.

Having beaten Wozniacki of their best earlier assembly — in straight sets at the third spherical of this 12 months’s Australian Open — Konta was once pre-fit favourite.

and he or she held her nerve with a strong all-round efficiency to part her opponent in a decent fit.

thank you so much to the crowd.”

“You guys were unbelievable thru the whole week. Miami is such an vigorous metropolis and also you guys truly deliver that to the courtroom.

“My whole staff — thank you so much. We’re having a good time working onerous and i’m looking forward to continuing to take action,”  Konta said.

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