March 29, 2017

Johanna Konta Beats Agnieszka Radwanska to Take Sydney Title

Johanna Konta

(January 13, 2017) Great Britain’s Johanna Konta beat second seed Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 6-2 to win the Sydney title, her second career WTA title. Konta is the first British player since Jo Durie in 1983 to claim the Sydney crown.
Konta dominated the tournament winning all her matches in straight sets, dropping only 29 games along the way.
“I felt each match that I was playing I was thinking a little more clearly and was, just, I guess, getting that much more match-tight,” Konta said. “Overall I was very happy with the match I played today. I really felt I definitely maintained a high level throughout and I made it very difficult for her to do much today. Going into any match against Aga – I played her twice before – I knew it had to be nothing short of what it was today if I was to have a chance of coming through.”
“She was just playing unbelievable tennis from the beginning until the end,” said Radwanska. And normally you’re thinking on the court that she can’t play like this whole match and she going to have a couple of games where she plays worse. But she didn’t. She was just playing whole match so aggressive with pretty much everything in, and I couldn’t do much.”
Konta will see her ranking rise to No.9 in the new rankings, equaling the career best from last October, while Radwanska will stay at No.3.

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