Wozniacki beats Halep to win first major at Australian Open
MELBOURNE: Caroline Wozniacki has won her first Grand Slam singles title in her 43rd major with a 7-6 (2), 3-6, 6-4 win over Simona Halep in the Australian Open final on Saturday.
Wozniacki, 7 ½ years after appearing in her first Grand Slam final, finally claimed the elusive title and can remove the “but never won a major” footnote that has long been associated with her career. She’ll also regain the No. 1 ranking for the first time in six years, another benefit of beating the top-seeded Halep.
Halep is now 0-3 in major finals after losing twice in the championship match at the French Open.