CAROLINE WOZNIACKI BEATS SIMONA HALEP TO WIN THE 2018 AUSTRALIAN OPEN • WTA NUMBER ONE •

Written by: on 27th January 2018
Tennis Australian Open 2018
CAROLINE WOZNIACKI BEATS SIMONA HALEP TO WIN THE 2018 AUSTRALIAN OPEN • WTA NUMBER ONE •

epa06477970 Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark celebrates winning the women's singles final match against Simona Halep of Romania at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, Australia, 27 January 2018. EPA-EFE/TRACEY NEARMY AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT  |

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark celebrates winning the women’s singles final match against Simona Halep of Romania at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, Australia, 27 January 2018. EPA-EFE/TRACEY NEARMY

 

 

FINAL RESULTS

 

Australian Open

January 15-28, 2018

Melbourne, Australia

AUD $55,000,000

 

RESULTS – JANUARY 27, 2018

 

Singles – Final

[2] Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) d. [1] Simona Halep (ROU) 76(2) 36 64

 

Tidbits Of Information•

 

- Caroline Wozniacki lifts her first Grand Slam trophy in her third major final, becoming the first player from Denmark to win a Grand Slam title

- The Dane’s win ensures her ascension to WTA World No.1 when the rankings are updated on Monday, January 29

- Her return to the top spot marks exactly six years since she’s held the No.1 ranking – the longest gap since computer rankings were introduced in November 1975

- Wozniacki improves her win-loss record in finals to 28-24, reaching a total of 10 finals since the start of the 2017 season

 

- Halep reached her third Grand Slam final, taking her opponents to three sets on each occasion

- The Romanian now holds a 16-13 record in finals

- For the first time in the Open Era, two women have advanced to a Grand Slam final having saved match points en route

 

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark celebrates winning the women’s singles final match against Simona Halep of Romania at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, Australia, 27 January 2018. EPA-EFE/DEAN LEWINS

 

 

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark celebrates winning the women’s singles final match against Simona Halep of Romania at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, Australia, 27 January 2018. EPA-EFE/TRACEY NEARMY

 

 

Tennis champion Billie-Jean King (L) watches as Caroline Wozniacki (R) of Denmark delivers a speech after winning her women’s singles final match against Simona Halep (C) of Romania at the Australian Open Grand Slam tennis tournament in Melbourne, Australia, 27 January 2018. EPA-EFE/MAST IRHAM

 

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