Johanna Konta breaks into world top 10 after reaching China Open final
Konta, the 11th seed, overcame her American opponent 7-6 (7/1) 4-6 6-4 in an encounter that lasted more than two and a half hours.
The 25-year-old's victory in Beijing means she will climb into the top 10 of the next WTA rankings, becoming the first British woman to achieve the feat since Jo Durie in 1984.
Durie, 56, was quick to offer her best wishes to Konta, tweeting: "Congrats to @JoKonta91 a fantastic year & thoroughly deserves the Top Ten ranking. More to come I'm sure."
“I'm definitely enjoying my time here, it's my first time playing Beijing and hope to play many more... read more
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