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Konta beats Wozniacki in Miami Open final

Johanna Konta

Johanna Konta, of Britain, poses with the trophy after defeating Caroline Wozniacki, of Denmark, in the woman’s singles final at the Miami Open tennis tournament, Saturday, April 1, 2017, in Key Biscayne, Fla. Konta won 6-4, 6-3. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)


KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Johanna Konta won the biggest title of her career when she beat Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-3 on Saturday in the final of the Miami Open.

The No. 10-seeded Konta, the first British woman to reach a Key Biscayne final, was the more aggressive player from the start and finished with 33 winners, compared with eight for the 12th-seeded Wozniacki.

Konta showed her versatility on the final point, drawing Wozniacki to the net with a drop shot and then floating a lob off the back of the baseline for the clinching winner.

She improved to 19-3 this year. Her other titles came at Sydney this year and Stanford in 2016.

The 25-year-old Konta received $1.18 million and will climb to a career-high No. 7 next week.