Johanna Konta reaches first clay final, to face Maria Sakkari for Rabat trophy

A happy Johanna Konta

Johanna Konta is one win away from clinching her maiden trophy on clay after seeing off Ajla Tomljanovic in the Morocco Open semi-final.

It has already been a week of firsts for the British No 1 in Rabat as she made her first last-four appearance on the red dirt and she is now into the final courtesy a 6-2, 7-6 (9-7) win in one hour and 31 minutes.

Konta, whose previous final appearance was 10 months ago, broke twice early on to race into a 4-1 lead before Tomljanovic got one break back only for the world No 47 to break again.

It was an even second set and went to the tie-break with Konta racing into a 4-1 lead again before the Australian pegged her back to get to 5-5, but the 27-year-old wasn’t to be denied.

Sixth seed Maria Sakkari is also into her first final of the year as she saw off Alison van Uytvanck with a 6-4, 6-4 victory in one hour and 28 minutes.

There were eight breaks of serve in the match with the Greek edging it 5-3 to claim a fairly straightforward win.

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