Konta beats Wozniacki in straight sets in Miami final

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Johanna Konta and Caroline Wozniacki meet in the final of the 2017 Miami Masters on Saturday, and a live stream in the United States is easy to watch, even if you don't have a cable subscription. The momentum swung back and forth so much, it left everyone feeling just a little giddy, as experience told time and time again as Wozniacki found a way twice to check Konta in her tracks from running away with it all.

Konta got off to the dream start with a break of Wozniacki's serve in the first game of the match and then held her own to take a 2-0 lead with an ace. British 10th seed Konta used an aggressive game plan to overcome Danish 12th seed Wozniacki on the Crandon Park hardcourt.

Konta's first WTA Premier title will send her to a personal-best seventh in the world, with a third career title in the space of 10 months arriving in her fourth final.

"I am going to have a tough battle on my hands", Konta said.

Speaking on court she said "Congratulations Johanna, you played really well today, you deserved the win, you played better than me". She has just two wins to her name (in Rome) a year ago, so barely any points to defend, but apart from Charleston, she has nothing else in the schedule until the next round of Premier Mandatories in Madrid and Rome.

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Konta, so almost eliminated in the quarter finals and who struggled through her opening match against the world No 120, was rewarded for her more attacking intent against the Dane.

"In terms of who I'm playing and what we're playing for, that's quite equal".

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark in action against Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic during a semifinal round match at the Miami Open tennis tournament on Key Biscayne, Miami, Florida, USA, 30 March 2017. Wozniacki used all of her vaunted endurance to run tirelessly after every ball, but was undone by a weak serve. The 25-year-old earned the win after one of the match's best rallies.

Wimbledon should provide Konta with as good an opportunity as the Australian and US Opens - where she has already had so much joy - but now it is time for the clay: a surface on which Konta is still to prove herself. I can take a lot out of this first part of year in general.

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