The final of Miami today saw Johanna Konta claim the biggest title of her career despite quite a nervy performance. Neither woman was at their best and the final wasn’t as high quality as anticipated but it was still a great win for the Brit.
Neither player was able to get rid of their nerves throughout the match so they weren’t able to hit there shots as freely as they have perviously this tournament. Wozniacki wasn’t able to get her forehand firing as well as it has this year but she did everything she could do today against the extremely solid Konta as she went down 6-4, 6-3. Konta started very strongly as she broke in the opening game of the match and went on to gain a 2-0 lead but Wozniacki quickly broke back and had it levelled at 2-2. Konta broke again to go up 4-2 but Wozniacki fought back again and levelled the score. Eventually Konta served out the set after breaking again to go 5-4 up. The first set was a bit messy as neither women was serving well and it went to who was returning better, and not many people can top Konta in that department. After exchanging breaks in the opening two games of the second set it was on serve until Konta broke to lead 4-3 and then broke again to take the match when leading 5-3. This will be a massive confidence boost for Konta who was struggling with a foot injury earlier this year and she will rise to a career high ranking of 7 as well going to number 2 on the Road to Singapore. Wozniacki will rise two spots to rank 12 as she attempts to reenter the top 10 and she rises to spot 3 on the Road to Singapore.
This news broke a bit ago but Viktoria Azarenka has said that she is targeting to return to the tour at the US Open or at one of the US Open lead up events after being out since the French Open to have a child. When the Belarusian left the tour she was one of the in form players but she was struggling with a leg injury so it will be interesting to see what form and how healthy she is in her first couple of matches.