Brit Johanna Konta beats Wozniacki in Miami Open final

Brit Johanna Konta beats Wozniacki in Miami Open final

Great Britain's Johanna Konta has earned her biggest victory of her career so far after claiming the Miami Open women's singles title today.

"I think I've always had the belief of wanting to become a Grand Slam champion, wanting to become the best in the world", Konta said.

Often, once ahead, Konta will just put pedal to the metal and race off into the lead, and when she broke the Dane at the start of the second set, it felt like déjà vu, but Wozniacki was having none of that, breaking straight back. It would prove to be decisive as Konta broke, putting the Brit just two games away. "I'm going to learn from the things that I can do better, but at the same time not beat myself up too much and just keep working and doing what I'm doing".

"I don't have anything against her, and if I play her I will prepare the same - I won't feel pushed to win any more than I normally do". Infact she had only played this particular tournament once before, reaching the quarter finals past year.

But she is showing no room for sentiment as her gruelling 6-4 7-5 semi-final win was a third successive victory against the American.

"I think quite honestly there wasn't any key moment in that match", Konta assessed.

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"I think the belief has been there since I was a little girl", said Konta, who will rise to seventh on Monday. We can not honestly say she looked to have enjoyed this one much better either, at the time but you have to feel for Wozniacki.

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. "It was a good run".

Both tennis players are part of that group which, in 2017, are taking advantage of the negative time of Radwanska, Simona Halep, Garbine Muguruza and Angelique Kerber.

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.

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. "I've won a lot of matches this year".

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