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Konta beats Wozniacki for Miami WTA title

AFP logoAFP 02-04-2017
KEY BISCAYNE, FL - APRIL 01: Johanna Konta of Great Britain celebrates after winning match point after the women's singles final match against Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark on day thirteen of the 2017 Miami Open at Crandon Park Tennis Center on April 1, 2017 in Key Biscayne, Florida. Julian Finney/Getty Images/AFPKEY BISCAYNE, FL - APRIL 01: Johanna Konta of Great Britain celebrates after winning match point after the women's singles final match against Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark on day thirteen of the 2017 Miami Open at Crandon Park Tennis Center on April 1, 2017 in Key Biscayne, Florida. Julian Finney/Getty Images/AFP © Provided by AFP KEY BISCAYNE, FL - APRIL 01: Johanna Konta of Great Britain celebrates after winning match point after the women's singles final match against Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark on day thirteen of the 2017 Miami Open at Crandon Park Tennis Center on April 1, 2017 in Key Biscayne, Florida. Julian Finney/Getty Images/AFPKEY BISCAYNE, FL - APRIL 01: Johanna Konta of Great Britain celebrates after winning match point after the women's singles final match against Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark on day thirteen of the 2017 Miami Open at Crandon Park Tennis Center on April 1, 2017 in Key Biscayne, Florida. Julian Finney/Getty Images/AFP

Johanna Konta defeated Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-3 to win the Miami Open - the biggest title won by a British woman since Virginia Wade won Wimbledon in 1977. Konta, who had never won an elite WTA premier mandatory event, will move to number seven in the world rankings with the victory.

She began superbly, breaking to love in the opening game before Wozniacki swiftly broke back to level at 2-2. After another break each, the Briton took advantage of two double-faults from the Dane to break to 5-4 and serve out for the set.

In the second set Konta broke for a second time, with a lob on match-point, to secure the biggest win of her career and the best by a British woman.

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