She also became just the fourth woman to win three or more Premier Mandatory trophies, joining Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka.
The Canadian, who lost to Andy Murray in this year's Wimbledon final, reached the last four of the China Open in Beijing before withdrawing with an ankle injury and he joins Djokovic, Murray and Stan Wawrinka as players confirmed for London's O2 in November. However, from 5-2 down Konta finally began to display the sort of tennis that upset Madison Keys in the previous round. The Chinese would continue her strong play breaking Konta's first two service games for a 4-0 advantage.
Meanwhile, Johanna Konta wants to keep progressing and challenge for more titles after climbing into the world's top 10. Kyrgios rocketed serves clocking in at more than 220 kilometres (136 miles) per hour in quick succession, giving Goffin little time to regain his rhythm. Konta's confidence clearly growing with each point.
"She's really playing fast from the bounce".
"I love playing indoors and I look forward to finishing 2016 hopefully on a high note". I think it was very important.
Konta enthused: "I know I've achieved something good when I'm mentioned in the same sentence as Jo. I was satisfied to my performances", Zhang said.
Since the Tokyo final past year, Radwanska is now 6 out of 6 in the finals she has reached.
Ashwin's Assault and The Crumbling Kiwi Batting Order
But the incident only appeared to strengthen his resolve and his marathon knock included 18 fours and four sixes. A visibly exhausted Kohli was dismissed in the first over after tea, trapped LBW by Patel on 211 (366b, 4x20).
Ranked 14th, Konta faces Agnieszka Radwanska in the final. "It's my third final and second title here, so it's a big day".
Radwanska improved to 20-7 in career finals, while Konta fell to 1-1 after winning at Stanford earlier this year.
Murray leads Dimitrov 7-3 in head-to-head meetings.
The Pole won the opening five points of the breaker to leave Svitolina with too big a mountain to climb.
Ukraine's Elina Svitolina at the bottom of the screen is taking on Daria Gavrilova from Australia. Konta has now beaten two ranked players to get to this point and has dropped two sets this tournament.
Konta moves into eighth spot with the semi-final win, while Keys remains in seventh position, but with two weeks to go before the tournament both could be nudged out.