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Italian Open: Johanna Konta reaches final with victory over Kiki Bertens

British number one Johanna Konta came from a set down against Kiki Bertens to reach the final of the Italian Open.

Konta - who will be seeded at the French Open later this month - beat Dutch sixth seed Bertens 5-7 7-5 6-2 in two hours 49 minutes in Rome.

The 28-year-old will play Karolina Pliskova or Maria Sakkari in her first WTA Premier clay final on Sunday.

Konta is the first British woman to reach the Italian Open final since Virginia Wade in 1971.

Victory over world number four Bertens marked her first over a top-five opponent since defeating Simona Halep at Wimbledon in 2017.