Konta beats Wozniacki for Miami title

02 April, 2017, 01:08 | Author: Nora May
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Britain's Johanna Konta beat Venus Williams 6-4, 7-5 in a grueling battle Thursday to reach the WTA Miami Open final, where she will face Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark.

For Wozniacki, the Dane's road to the title match has been much simpler, only dropping one set so far this entire tournament, In her first match, Wozniacki cruised past American Varvara Lepchenko 6-1, 6-2 before another comfortable victory over big-hitting Romanian Sorana Cirstea.

For Konta, the hardcourt star capitalized on her last chance on the surface as the clay and grass seasons approach.

However, the see-saw nature of the final continued as 26-year-old Wozniacki immediately broke back before holding her own to take a 2-1 lead.

Konta ran into the crowd to celebrate with her Belgian coach and the rest of her team after emerging the 6-4, 6-3 victor in the Florida sunshine. "I'd like to be the best player in the world but there's a lot of work to be done between now and then".

Going into the final, Konta had spent two hours longer on court compared to her opponent during the tournament, but the 2016 Australian Open semi-finalist did not let this have an affect on her game.

"I started working with her because I really believe she can win a Grand Slam if she keeps getting better like this". Previous year was the first time she was ranked high enough to even play in Miami.

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After her victory, Konta praised the crowd who had supported her during the matches.

But instead she suffered a third final defeat of 2017 - following losses to Elina Svitolina in the Dubai Championships and to Karolina Pliskova in the Qatar Open.

"I think the belief has been there since I was a little girl", said Konta, who will rise to seventh on Monday. Wozniacki used all of her vaunted endurance to run tirelessly after every ball, but was undone by a weak serve.

Speaking to BBC Radio 5 live following his death, Konta said: "Everything that I do, he will be a part of".

"I remember I played very well that match".

Strycova, a 31-year-old Czech, nearly walked away from the sport in February 2013 when she was banned after testing positive for the stimulant sibutramine, which she unknowingly ingested when taking a slimming aid.

As Pliskova's first-serve percentage plummeted, Wozniacki stepped up her own game, winning 75 per cent of points on her own serve to wrap up what ultimately proved to be an easy win.

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