Australian Open 2018: Caroline Wozniacki Claims Women's Title By Knocking Simona Halep

Australian Open 2018: Caroline Wozniacki Claims Women's Title By Knocking Simona Halep

"But if I don't get it then that will be OK as well".

"When you're hurt, you say all sorts of stuff", Wozniacki said after becoming Denmark's first grand slam singles champion with a captivating 7-6 (7-2) 3-6 6-4 win over Simona Halep on Saturday night.

"Honestly, I think that's one of the most positive things about all of this". "I dreamt of this moment so many years, to be here now it's a dream come true". My voice is shaking. "I never cry, but this is an emotional moment".

Caroline Wozniacki wins her first Grand Slam title after a 7-6 (7-2), 3-6, 6-4 victory over Roumanian Simona Halep. She will return to the world No 1 position exactly six years after giving it up - the longest gap in reclaiming the position in WTA history. The first set saw Wozniacki get an early break, only to be broken back late, and then take the ensuing tiebreak 7-2.

Lee, an National Basketball Association champion with the Golden State Warriors in 2015, was there in the player's box living every point with his fiancée. Last but not least, I want to thank my dad who has been there since I was seven.

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We also had further joy as our remaining outright selection, Caroline Wozniacki, eased past Elise Mertens, and this gives us a fascinating final between two players who have frequently come up short at the business end of Grand Slam events. After winning the title at the Shenzhen Open, she followed it up with her second place finish at Melbourne Park. Although, her defensive strokes and will to win grabbed her the title.

"I'm sorry that I had to win today but I'm sure we'll have many matches in the future". Caroline Wozniacki demonstrated that she is one hell of a fighter, powering out the win after nearly three hours of incredibly high quality tennis.

Wozniacki regrouped, though, and had one hand on the trophy when she won the first set. From a year ago to today I'm so proud my friend so proud. "He's stood by my side every step of the way".

But even after Halep went up, Wozniacki broke Halep back to level the match again.

Wozniacki was pushed to three sets against Carla Suarez Navarro, a former top-10 player, in the quarterfinals and had the tough Elise Mertens in the semis.

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After twice breaking serve to edge ahead, Wozniacki looked to have let another Grand Slam chance slip away when she fell a break down at 4-3 in the decider and needed treatment to a knee injury.

Following runner-up finishes at the 2009 and 2014 U.S. Opens, it was third time lucky for the 27-year-old who saved match points in her second round match against Jana Fett.

"I obviously feel very sad for her, but at the same time I'm very happy for myself".

Defending champion Federer is a good bet to retain his title after not losing a single set en route to this year's final. She does that all the time.

Tennis star Caroline Wozniacki may be in for a $3.3 million cash windfall if she wins Saturday's Australian Open final, but she's been topping up her earnings very nicely at a local Melbourne casino.

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