What a weekend: British No.1 Johanna Konta has claimed the biggest title of her career so far by beating Caroline Wozniacki 6-4 6-3 in the final of the Miami Open. Here’s the best of the action:
It’s the latest triumph in an extraordinary couple of years that have seen Konta climb from World No.146 in 2015 to become the seventh best player on the planet. This rise has been backed up by her sheer determination and ability to build on mistakes, skills that were on display during her victories over Venus Williams and Caroline Wozniacki.
“The belief has been there since I was a little girl,” Konta explained after the match. “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.
“Everybody’s journey is different. I needed a little more time and a little more experience to accumulate the knowledge that I have and re-use it in my matches. I play smart tennis and calmer tennis I think. It just took time. On paper, it looks like a quick turnaround but it’s been a long time coming.”
Well, on the basis of Konta’s performance in Florida, it seems as if the sky’s the limit at the moment – and that a Grand Slam is very much in the crosshairs.