The early exits of Serena and Venus Williams and Caroline
Wozniacki meant the tournament had lost much of its fizz and the
final was left to two players ranked 47th and 61st in the world.
The 23-year-old Davis, who lost two finals in 2016, dominated
her erratic 19-year-old opponent from the outset with her
consistency and powerful serve.
"The feeling is indescribable, it's definitely an incredible
feeling to win my first WTA title at my favorite tournament,"
the Florida-based Davis said in an interview.
"I've been waiting for this moment for quite a few years.
"It's definitely surreal. I had two finals last year, and it was
definitely discouraging and frustrating. But I guess third
time's the charm!"
Konjuh said the loss was tough to swallow but was happy to have
reached a final so early in 2017.
"Of course I'm disappointed to lose in a final, but it's not a
bad way to start the season," she said.
Konjuh was plagued by errors and struggled with her serve
throughout the match. She was broken twice in the first set and
three times in the second.
(Reporting by Sudipto Ganguly in Mumbai; editing by Peter
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