Johanna Konta hasearned the greatest title of her career by beating Caroline Wozniacki 6-4 6-3 to win her first Miami Open title.
The British tennis star was the better player throughout the encounter, keeping it cool when it was most needed.
The victory for Konta will see her rise to seventh on the WTA rankings, her highest position ever.
Konta believes her maturity, on and off court, helped her secure the title.
“I think it was probably a combination of everything, but also a question of maturity,” Konta told wtatennis.com.
“I needed to go through certain life experiences, not just on court, off court as well, to I think make me into the competitor that I am, and also the person off court.
“I think a lot of things go very hand and hand when I it comes to sport. It’s not just a job. It’s your lifestyle. I think you have to grow up in a lot of different areas for it to transfer on court as well.
“I’ve always had the belief of wanting to become a Grand Slam champion, wanting to become the best in the world.
“I think that stays throughout, with every player I imagine, their career. Without that, I don’t think it makes…victories as sweet and I think also the defeats as motivating. I think that stays.”