Johanna Konta reaches Italian Open final after victory over Kiki Bertens

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• Win is best in Briton’s clay-court career
• Dutchwoman won Madrid Open last week

Johanna Konta defeated the sixth-seeded Kiki Bertens 5-7, 7-5, 6-2 in nearly three hours to reach the Italian Open final for the biggest clay-court result of her career.

Konta’s only previous final on clay came recently in Rabat, Morocco, where she was beaten by Greece’s Maria Sakkari. This result in Rome against the player who last week won the Madrid Open title will give the British player even more confidence entering the French Open, which starts next weekend.

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Written by Associated Press
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