The Danish tennis star has defeated top seed Simona Heap in the Australian Open final. Wozniacki has also claimed the number one spot by way of her victory.Caroline Wozniacki on Saturday beat Simona Halep to win the Australian Open.
Wozniacki’s victory marked her maiden grand slam title as she clenched a 7-2(2) 3-6 6-4 win.
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“My voice is sharking. It’s a very emotional moment,” said Wozniacki. “We had an incredible match, an incredible fight.”
The Danish tennis player came through in 2hr 49min at the Rod Laver Arena, despite both players needing medical attention throughout the match.
“It’s not easy to talk now but first of all I want to congratulate Caroline. She played amazing,” said Halep during the presentation ceremony. “It’s been a great tournament to me. Of course, I’m sad I couldn’t win today but Caroline was better than me.”
ls/rc (Reuters, AFP)