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AUSSIE OPEN: Wozniacki beats Halep to win first Grand Slam title

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AUSSIE OPEN: Wozniacki beats Halep to win first Grand Slam title

Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki beat Romanian Simona Halep to win her first Grand Slam title at the 2018 Australian Open.

The world number two won 7-6 (7-2) 3-6 6-4 to finally land a major title at after 43 attempts.

With the victory, the 27-year old will regain the number one spot ahead of Halep when the rankings are released next Monday.

“I dreamt of this moment for so many years, and to be here today is a dream come true,” Wozniacki said after her win.

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Wozniacki, who has finished twice as runner-up at the US Open, becomes the first Dane to win a Grand Slam singles title.

Halep, who was also aiming for a first title, said she is “sad” about losing but went on to admit “Caroline was better than me.”

“I fight and have many years to go, so hopefully will face another challenge like today,” added Halep.

The final of the Men’s Singles category will be played tomorrow (Sunday) between Roger Federer and Marin Cilic.

 

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