Konta beats Radwanska to win Sydney International

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British number one Johanna Konta won the Sydney International on Friday with an impressive 6-4 6-2 victory over Agnieszka Radwanska in Australia.
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.
Konta finished the match off with an ace to claim her second WTA tour title.
And Britain could yet boast both the women’s and men’s champions in Sydney, with Dan Evans defeating Andrey Kuznetsov to reach his first ATP Tour final, while Jamie Murray is in the doubles final.
Konta, playing in the city of her birth, did not drop a set all week as she marched through a high-class field.
“I was born here, so this is a very special moment for me,” Konta said. “I’m really happy.”
“I’m really pleased with the amount of matches I’ve been able to play. I take it as a nice reward for all the hard work.”
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.
 

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