Wozniacki Fights Back To Reach Miami Final

However, tennis is more than an endurance test. He is a former WTA Writer of the Year and the author of numerous books, including the classic "The Courts of Babylon" and the New York Times bestseller (with Pete Sampras), "A Champion's Mind".

Last fall, Konta felt the pressure in a loss in Beijing to then No. 3 Agnieszka Radwanska.

That did not come into Konta's thinking, though, but she went on to win anyway.

Caroline Wozniacki and Karolina Pliskova will meet in the other semi-final. Wozniacki's game is built on consistency.

Sharapova will return to action at the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart, playing her first match the day after her suspension runs out on April 26.

Johanna Konta just made history at Miami Open.

This will be her third final of the year, but the memory of her first meeting with Konta is relatively fresh.

Prediction: Konta in three sets. Konta is now in that situation and the evidence is that she is up to the task. She's more analytical than most.

It was a matchup of offense against defense, with Williams the more aggressive player, charging the net often.

Halep said a few words after the game. "But to see the joy and the pride and the excitement, I could win the match just for that".

She won the first three games of the second set and then controlled the rest of the match. Venus looks to make her 82nd career final singles appearance and second this season.

Wozniacki dropped a 62-minute opening set against the tournament second seed before turning on the style to secure a 5-7 6-1 6-1 success.

'I know I am going to be running for a lot of balls.

"I think that s the thing with Caroline: she never goes away". If Williams continues to hit the ball like this, however, it won't matter who she's playing.

Wozniacki's serve is one shot that quality opponents have always been able to exploit.

For Pliskova, it all comes down to how well she serves.

"It's extremely special", said Wozniacki. "She is a world-class act, so I feel very privileged to have a battle against her". I thought that in key moments I served well. I think this is going to be a strawberry cake after that.

That last detail could be significant. But Konta broke back immediately and again for a 5-4 lead that allowed her to serve for the match.

Danish 12th seed Wozniacki frittered away three set points in the first set, but she made amends to eventually ease past the Czech second seed on the Crandon Park hardcourt.

Williams had 11 double faults to Konta's six, and she had 16 winners to the Briton's 25 winners.

"To be honest, it was so incredibly close, so many back-and-forths in every point of every game". She doesn't stress too much when she is on the field, she likes to keep a positive attitude as it helps her a lot.

  • Julie Sanders