Johanna Konta wins biggest title of her career at Miami Open

Johanna Konta won her third and biggest WTA title by defeating former world number one Caroline Wozniacki in the final of the Miami Open. The victory will push the Briton to a new career-high ranking of number seven.

The tenth-seeded Konta opened the match with high-intensity tennis, racing to a 2-0 lead, while Wozniacki needed more time to warm up, but after a slow start the Dane leveled to 2-all. The 25-year-old Konta then again established dominance by going 4-2 up, and even though her more experienced opponent recovered to 4-all, persistent Konta broke her serve once more and served out the set in the tenth game. Stats clearly reveal Konta’s strength, with 18 winners to 8 unforced errors compared to Wozniacki’s 3 winners to 10 unforced errors.

In the second set, Wozniacki managed to lead for the first time in the match, from the third game (2-1) to the fifth game (3-2), after recovering from a break down at the opening of the set, but the twelfth seed’s brief stretch of confidence and superiority was very modest and it never included a break. Konta was on a mission, winning all the remaining games from 2-3 down, triumphing 6-4 6-3 and claiming $1,175,505 in prize money.

After a first-round bye at the Miami Open, Konta beat Aliaksandra Sasnovich in the second round, Pauline Parmentier in the third, Lara Arruabarrena in the fourth, survived being just points from defeat against third seed Simona Halep in the quarterfinals, then eliminated three-time Miami champion and eleventh seed Venus Williams, and finally the resurgent Wozniacki.

Konta’s winning apparel included the Asics Spring Athlete GPX Tank, featuring attractive racerback with sheer mesh details, the navy Asics Spring Papillon Skirt, and Asics Gel Resolution 7 Shoes.

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6 thoughts on “Johanna Konta wins biggest title of her career at Miami Open

  1. Ozzie

    So impressed by Konta. I will not be surprised if she wins a GS soon or maybe this year.

  2. sru

    Her hard work paying off. I’m happy for her. p.s that outfit is soooooooo underrated. That top design is stunning. Glad every brand is stepping up this year

  3. Marija Post author

    Ozzie, Konta is definitely a GS contender and why not in this year!

    Sru, I also like the top, but the outfit as a whole is a bit too ordinary. I’d prefer it with a skirt in the same color as the top, just not in print.

  4. sru

    I actually disagree I think having a different colored skirt is helping the top to pop out for me. if they used same colored skirt I think it’d be a bit dull kind of like wozniacki’s whitish cement/ greyish outfit she wore @ miami in 2010 i think

  5. Emman Damian

    I think she’s a very consistent player like Halep but she is more aggressive. She also has a mental advantage. She’s very mentally tough! Definitely a GS contender for this year.

  6. Marija Post author

    Sru, I know what you mean, but I’d prefer it to be all in the same color, to resemble a dress more.

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