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Johanna Konta confirmed for first ever women's Tie Break Tens

Konta confirmed for first ever women's Tie Break Tens
By Sportsbeat

11/04/2017 at 13:22Updated 11/04/2017 at 13:48

Johanna Konta's standing as a major player in women's tennis continues to rise after she was confirmed to take part in the Tie Break Tens event in Madrid, next month.

It is the first time a women's edition of the competition has been included with the winner on May 4 receiving $200,000 (£161,000) with an additional $100,000 (£80,547) donated to a charity working to combat domestic violence.

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All matches in the event, which opens with a round-robin stage, comprise a single tie-break to ten points.

Konta is now ranked as number seven in the world following her Miami Open win and will feature alongside seven other players including Maria Sharapova – the latter continuing her return from a drugs ban

Johanna Konta of Great Britain celebrates after winning match point during the women's singles final match against Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark on day thirteen of the 2017 Miami Open at Crandon Park Tennis Center on April 1, 2017

Johanna Konta of Great Britain celebrates after winning match point during the women's singles final match against Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark on day thirteen of the 2017 Miami Open at Crandon Park Tennis Center on April 1, 2017AFP

"Tie-breaks provide so many pressure-filled moments and it will be fascinating to see who handles it best," said Konta, 25.

The men's tournament will run alongside the women's event and features US Open champion Stan Wawrinka and world number seven Kei Nishikori.

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