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Result: Johanna Konta reaches first clay-court final with victory over Ajla Tomljanovic

Result: Johanna Konta reaches first clay-court final with victory over Ajla Tomljanovic
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The British number one defeated Ajla Tomljanovic in the last four.

Johanna Konta reached the first clay-court final of her career with a straight-sets victory over Ajla Tomljanovic at the Morocco Open in Rabat.

The British number one beat Australian fourth seed Tomljanovic 6-2 7-6 (7) to move to within one match of a first tournament win in two years.

Konta's serve was rarely threatened, and she secured victory over last year's runner-up with a second match point in the second-set tie-break.

Seventh seed Konta will now face Maria Sakkari in the final. The Greek, seeded sixth, who won 6-4 6-4 against Belgium's Alison Van Uytvanck.

At the Prague Open, the Czech Republic's Barbora Strycova missed out on a place in the final when she lost 6-3 6-0 to Jil Teichmann of Switzerland.

Karolina Muchova, also of the Czech Republic, will be her opponent following her 6-2 7-5 win over American Bernarda Pera.

In the qualifying stages for the Mutua Madrid Open, Australia's Samantha Stosur lost 5-7 6-4 7-5 to Laura Siegemund of Germany.

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