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KONTA: I WANT TO BE WORLD NUMBER ONE

Briton Johanna Konta has indicated she wants to become world number one after winning her biggest career title at the Miami Open.

Konta beat Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets 6-4 6-3 to win the 2017 Miami Open and went home with a prize money of £940,000.

The British number one with the win will move to seventh in the WTA Rankings. Konta was 146 in the world in June 2015 and his resurgence has been nothing but phenomenal. Just less than two years after, the Briton is set to move from 146 to 7th in the world, a remarkable feat to be achieved.

But that is not to go into the head of Konta as she targets the main spot of world number one. She is quoted as saying;

“The belief has been there since I was a little girl.”

“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.”

Konta also said of her rise on Saturday as she won her first career biggest prize;

“I think it was probably a combination of everything, but also a question of maturity.”

“I was very fortunate that throughout the years I’ve managed to have some very, very good people around me.

“The more I was able to absorb from them, their knowledge and wisdom, and the more I was able to reinvest that into the matches that I played, that’s the reason I’m here now.”

She also said she has been missing Juan Coto and he is part of the reason she has gotten this far. She told BBC Radio 5;

Everything that I do, he will be a part of. He left me with some incredible tools to deal with my profession and also life. He is still very much a part of my journey.”

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