Konta becomes first British woman to win Miami Open
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Konta becomes first British woman to win Miami Open

01 April 2017 / 19:51

Johanna Konta claimed the biggest win of her career to date as she became the first British woman to claim the Miami Open title, beating Caroline Wozniacki in the final.

The Dane, a former world number one, had no answer for Konta who cruised to a 6-4 6-3 success.

Konta, 25, was ranked world number 146 back in June 2015, but this was her third win from four WTA Tour finals and she now sits seventh in the standings, her highest position yet.

And after adding the Miami title to her Bank of the West Classic and Sydney International triumphs, Konta was over the moon.

"Thank you so much to the crowd," Konta said.

"You guys were incredible through the whole week. Miami is such an energetic city and you guys really bring that to the court.

"My whole team - thank you so much, we're having a great time working hard and I'm looking forward to continuing to do so."

Wozniacki reached her career high ranking of world number one in October 2010, and victory in Miami would have been her first at this level since Indian Wells in 2011.

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.

"Jo, you played really well today," Wozniacki said.

"You were the better player and deserved to win. I'm hoping third time lucky [against Konta]. We'll play another time and I'll try my best to win. I was hoping it would be third final lucky this year, but I'll have to go for a fourth."

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