Caroline Wozniacki vs Johanna Konta, Miami Final Preview

Miami Open, ????? Championship Match Preview
(12) ?? Caroline Wozniacki vs (10) ?? Johanna Konta

A blockbuster final at the Miami sees Caroline Wozniacki and Johanna Konta go head-to-head. This will be the second clash between the pair in 2017, Konta thrashed Wozniacki 6-3 6-1 at the Australian Open this year, Wozniacki is in much better form heading into this match so one would expect this match to be much tighter. Wozniacki is into her third final of the year but still looking for her first title whilst Konta won her only final of the year in Sydney.

Caroline Wozniacki has dropped just one set on route to the final. The former world number 1 is having an outstanding couple of weeks after reaching the final in Doha and Dubai last month and the quarter-final in Indian Wells earlier this month. Wozniacki will be desperate to top off all this great form with her first title of the year. Wozniacki confirmed her spot in the final with a 5-7 6-1 6-1 win over Karolina Pliskova. In tough conditions, Wozniacki was too solid in extended rallies as the match came to the business end.

Johanna Konta battled through the first couple of rounds in Miami without playing her best tennis, the Brit has started to fire at the business end of the tournament, coming from a set down to defeat Simona Halep before winning a tough straight set match over Venus Williams. Konta will be confident heading into this final after demolishing Wozniacki earlier this year at the Australian Open.

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I’m going to side with Konta here. The Brit showed at the Australian Open that her best is simply far too good for Wozniacki. This match should be closer than their previous match because the surface is much slower than the one in Melbourne. There will be more extended rallies here and probably more errors from Konta but ultimately the Brit’s far superior weaponry will get her over the line.

Prediction: Johanna Konta to defeat Caroline Wozniacki in 3 sets

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