What Does Caroline Wozniacki's Australian Open Title Mean for 2018? And Serena?

28 January, 2018, 00:30 | Author: Nora May
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It seemed as though it might never happen, but nine years after her first Grand Slam final Caroline Wozniacki has finally won one, beating Simona Halep 7-6 3-6 6-4 at the Australian Open.

It was the first time in the Open era of tennis that players ranked No. 1 and 2 met in a major final without either player having a Grand Slam title to their credit, ESPN reported.

After two US Open final defeats, many thought Wozniacki might never get another chance to win a grand slam, let alone return to the top of the WTA standings.

The second seed was forced into a tie break victory in the opening set by Halep, who then rallied to level the match. "I cried, but now I'm still smiling".

"Of course I am sad but Caroline was better than me", she said. "She had actually more energy in the end".

Wozniacki had to come back from a break down in the final set as the two combatants delivered a final of pure entertainment, drama and class. Not only that but her triumph lifted her back to the top of the world rankings for the first time in six years - a period during which life had thrown her several "curve balls". "I think being new Grand Slam champion and world number one sounds pretty good", said Wozniacki. "It's a very emotional moment".

"I always believed in myself", she said.

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"I did 100 per cent what I could today". I want to congratulate Simona, I'm sorry that I had to win today but I'm sure we'll have many matches in the future. "I'm really happy I could play the final again in a grand slam". I started not very well with the ankle injury. "Tonight is such a special moment".

Wozniacki forced two break back points which Halep saved, before levelling on her third set point. I did 50 winners (in the 6-3, 4-6, 9-7 semi-final win against Angelique Kerber). She also painfully lost an Australian Open semifinal in 2011 as the No. 1 seed and the favorite to Li Na, despite holding match point, and a U.S.

It is the first time in Grand Slam history that both finalists have saved match points en route to the final. Wozniacki has always been known as a expert at defense, but she, like Halep, is now playing more offensively. Collins had labeled Wozniacki as "The Golden Retriever" for the blond-haired Dane's incredible ability to move from side to side along the baseline, not missing many shots and recovering wide balls like she was lovely golden canine incessantly running after balls thrown on a beach or backyard.

Looking back to her second-round victory over Jana Fett, when she saved two match points and came back from 5-1 down in the third set, Wozniacki said: "From being nearly out of the tournament to sitting here with the Australian Open trophy, it's unbelievable".

"We've been through ups and downs but you stood by my side every step of the way".

Cahill briefly quit as Halep's coach previous year after clashing with the Romanian over her attitude. "If it's not enough today, then it is what it is, but I'm going to be proud of my effort". With so much pressure - a few hundred riding on the spin of the roulette wheel will hardly set her nerves jangling, especially with a career prize money of almost $27 million.

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