Johanna Konta prize money: Miami Open final victory over Caroline Wozniacki increases British No1's earnings by a third

 
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2017 Miami Open - Day 13
Konta beat Wozniacki in straight sets (Source: Getty)

British No1 Johanna Konta has increased her career prize money earnings by a third after becoming the first British woman to win the Miami Open.

The 25-year-old beat Dane Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-3 to secure a $1.18m (£940,000) winner's prize - the biggest of her career to date - and move up to No7 in the WTA world rankings.

Konta, who is the first British woman to win the Miami Open, has now earned $4.7m from her career achievements on the course to date.

Victory in Miami marks not only the third title of her career to but her first in one of the four top tier WTA events offering the biggest prizes outside the grand slams.

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Her $1.18m paycheque is the first seven-figure sum she's received so far and represents 33 per cent of her entire on course earnings.

It also caps off a remarkable rise for the Australian-born player who has risen from world No146 two years ago to her current position in the world's top 10.

Konta's newfound status amongst tennis' elite is reflected in the fact that only the Williams sisters have made more money than her so far this year.

She has picked up $1.69m from her performances so far this year, which have included a run to the Australian Open quarter-finals - where she was defeated by world No1 Serena Williams - and victory at the Sydney International, making it already the second-most lucrative season of her career.

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