Konta claims her second WTA tour title in Sydney


Johanna Konta, the British number one won the Sydney International with an impressive 6-4 6-2 victory over Agnieszka Radwanska in Australia finishing the match off with an ace

to claim her second WTA tour title.

World number 10 Konta broke her Polish opponent in the third game and hit 18 winners to five in the first set.

The 25-year-old dominated world number three Radwanska with some stunning returns and powerful hitting, and she convincingly won the second set.

The Briton’s display will also give her confidence going into the year’s first Grand Slam when she starts her Australian Open challenge against Kirsten Flipkens next week.

She reached the semi-finals at Melbourne Park in 2016, losing to eventual winner Angelique Kerber.

Konta had been beaten in both her previous matches against Radwanska, including the China Open final, and lost the first six points of the match.

But, from 0-30 down on her own serve in the second game, Konta quickly turned the match around and took her third break point in a third game of the match to seize the initiative.

Her highlights in the first set included a second serve ace and some heavy hitting before a service game to love to wrap it up.

Konta twice broke Radwanska at the start of the second set to go 4-0 up and she finished off proceedings with her seventh ace to secure victory in one hour and 21 minutes.

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