MELBOURNE, Australia — Before their semifinal began, Simona Halep and Angelique Kerber knew each other’s strengths too well. They would make each other run, stretch and hit ball after ball to finish a point and then do it again and again. But these two great counterpunchers have never pushed each other like they did on this late Thursday afternoon with the shadows and the rallies lengthening. After one rally ended, late in the final set, they were both leaning on their rackets for support, chests heaving as they tried to recover in time for the next grueling exchange. “I couldn’t think anymore

Relive how Caroline Wozniacki beat Simona Halep in a gruelling Australian Open final to seal her first Grand Slam title.  Wozniacki wins first Grand Slam title 7-6 3-6 6-4. Dane regains world number one ranking. Both players needed treatment. Heat rule applied after second set. Live Reporting. By Alex Bysouth. All times stated are UK.

Caroline Wozniacki holds off Simona Halep for Australian Open title. Sandra Harwitt, Special to USA TODAY Sports Published 6:25 a.m. ET Jan. 27, 2018 | Updated 7:51 p.m. ET Jan. 27, 2018. Caroline Wozniacki poses with the winner's trophy. (Photo: Peter Parks, AFP/Getty Images). CONNECTTWEET LINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE. MELBOURNE, Australia — It might be time to call Caroline Wozniacki the "Great Dane" now that she’s a Grand Slam champion. It took three trips to a final, but the 27-year-old finally became the first player from Denmark to achieve Grand Slam fame. Wozniacki fell backw

Diferența din clasamentul WTA dintre Simona Halep și Caroline Wozniacki este de doar 330 de puncte. Câștigătoarea turneului Australian Open 2018 va fi recompensată cu 2.000 de puncte WTA și 4 milioane de dolari australieni, echivalentul a 3,23 milioane de dolari. Simona Halep și Caroline Wozniacki au avut, până acum, șase meciuri disputate, dintre care patru câștigate de daneză. Hai Simona! Poate vrei mai multe articole despre: Australian Open Caroline Wozniacki Eurosport Simona Halep. Articole similare. Simona Halep, clip despre momentul care a emoționat-o în primele două luni din an. Simona Halep

Caroline Wozniacki overjoyed at Aussie Open win as Simona Halep rues losing another slam final. The pair had to fight not only each other but also stifling conditions which meant the Extreme Heat Policy came into play for the second time in a hot and humid Melbourne day. Halep had already played two marathon matches in her run to the final and received treatment midway through the second set before recovering sufficiently to level the match. Then Wozniacki took a medical timeout after the Romanian had moved 4-3 ahead with a break in the see-sawing decider. EPA. 17. Wozniacki was teary and emot

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Caroline Wozniacki defeated No. 1 Simona Halep 7-6(2), 3-6, 6-4 after two hours and 50 minutes to win the 2018 Australian Open title, the first Grand Slam of her career. With the win, Wozniacki will reclaim the WTA World No. 1 ranking exactly six years since she last held it, a WTA Rankings record for time in between stints at No.1. Relive all of the action from the match below. You May Like.

Caroline Wozniacki outlasted Romanian Simona Halep 7-6(2) 3-6 6-4 in the women's singles final to win her maiden grand slam at the Australian Open. The Dane, who also took the world number one ranking from Halep, prevailed in two hours and 49 minutes. After a captivating tussle played out in stifling humidity at a floodlit Rod Laver Arena, the Dane stood firm in a see-saw final set to claim the thriller when Halep wavered on serve.  After taking the win when Halep netted on the final point, an overwhelmed Wozniacki threw her racket away and collapsed onto the blue hardcourt. Both players battled leg complaints in the taxing two hour and 49 minute tussle, but Wozniacki found the grit to make the breakthrough in her third grand slam final. Halep was gallant in defeat but leaves Melbourne Park with a third grand slam final defeat. Share this article. Copy/paste the article video embed link below

Ca și Simona Halep, și Caroline Wozniacki a jucat și pierdut finale de Mare Șlem. Miza meciului de sâmbătă a fost aceeași pentru amândouă; câștigătoarea urma să își adjudece pentru prima oară trofeul la un turneu de Mare Șlem și prima poziție în clasamentul mondial. Iar câștigătoare a fost Wozniacki după ceea ce prezentatorul competiției a numit una dintre cele mai frumoase finale. Foto: Guliver Getty Images. Simona Halep: Voi continua să lupt și sunt sigură că voi mai avea parte de o astfel de provocare. La ceremonia de premiere, Simona Halep a declarat că regretă că nu a reușit să facă pasul

Is Simona Halep the player of destiny at the Australian Open? Halep saved match points again to make the final, where she will meet Caroline Wozniacki (CNN) The grand slam drought is about to end for either Caroline Wozniacki or Simona Halep after they won their semifinals at the Australian Open on Thursday. They were contrasting victories for the players who share much in common. While Wozniacki, 27, enjoyed the more comfortable outing against the unseeded Elise Mertens on Rod Laver Arena -- triumphing 6-3 7-6 (7-2) -- Halep dug deep once again to dispatch a rejuvenated Angelique Kerber 6-

After Wozniacki withstood a major wobble with the finish line in sight to beat Elise Mertens 6-3 7-6 (7/2), Halep defeated title favourite Angelique Kerber 6-3 4-6 9-7. Paul Newman Melbourne @PaulN54. Thursday 25 January 2018 13:08.  Both players have been ranked No 1 without winning a slam ( Getty ). Simona Halep and Caroline Wozniacki have grown used to barbed comments about whether a player without a Grand Slam title deserves to be world No 1. After Saturday’s Australian Open final, however, one of the two women will no longer have to put up with the criticism. Halep, the current world No 1, and Wozniacki, who last topped the rankings six years ago, will be playing for high stakes when they meet in what will be the first final here for both players.

Simona Halep seals final place.Eurosport. When Halep won the first five games in only 14 minutes it seemed the expected battle royal between two of the game's most ferocious competitors would turn into a damp squib. But the rejuvenated Kerber roared back producing the form that brought her titles at the Australian Open and US Open in 2016. The German had two match points at 6-5 in a brutal deciding set before Halep turned it around with some brave hitting to seal victory before an adoring audience. Video - Kerber wins exhausting 26-shot rally to break Halep's serve. 01:03.  Australian Open semi-finals. 1-Simona Halep (ROU) beat 21-Angelique Kerber (GER) 6-3 4-6 9-7. 2-Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) beat Elise Mertens (BEL) 6-3 7-6(2). 0Read and react. Powered by Livefyre.

Caroline Wozniacki is a Grand Slam champion at last, as she beat Simona Halep 7-6 (2), 3-6, 6-4 in a thrilling Australian Open final on Saturday. In an engrossing showdown between the two top seeds, the Dane edged a tight first set, before the world No. 1 fought back. That set up a tense final set that contained numerous breaks of serve. But eventually, the second seed was able to retain her composure and show her best on the clutch points, breaking Halep to win the decider. As well as the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup, victory here also sees Wozniacki usurp Halep as the world No. 1 in the WTA R

Finala feminină de la Australian Open, dintre Simona Halep și Caroline Wozniacki, se va disputa sâmbătă, de la ora 10.30. Va fi cea de-a șaptea întâlnire dintre cele două, daneza conducând cu 4-2. Ultimul succes a venit la ”Turneul Campioanelor” de anul trecut, unde Wozniacki s-a impus cu 6-0, 6-2. Va fi un duel între primele două locuri din clasamentul WTA. La 27 de ani, Wozniacki a prins două finale de US Open, ambele pierdute. Este considerată cea mai dezinhibată jucătoare de top. Simona Halep are un turneu de junioare câștigat (Roland Garros, 2008) și două finale de turneu de Mare Șlem rat

Simona Halep (Romanian pronunciation: [siˈmona haˈlep]; born 27 September 1991) is a Romanian professional tennis player. The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) ranked her world No. 1 in singles on two separate occasions between 2017 and 2019. She reached the No. 1 ranking for the first time on October 9, 2017. On her second occasion, she held the ranking for 48 consecutive weeks. In total, she has been No. 1 for 64 weeks, which ranks tenth in the history of female tennis. Halep was the year-end No. 1

Simona Halep and Caroline Wozniacki, the top two seeds in the women's field at the Australian Open, will face off in the final at Melbourne Park as each player seeks her first career Grand Slam victory. 2 Related. • The winner will not only hold the Australian Open trophy, but will walk away as the No. 1 player in the world. • It will be the first crowning of a first-time Australian Open champion since Hana Mandlikova beat Wendy Turnbull in 1980. • Halep could become the first Australian Open champion to save match point against two different opponents during that year's run.  Simona Halep has saved a total of five match points in her run to the Australian Open final. WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images. Halep, the world's top-ranked player the past 16 weeks, also has reached two previous Grand Slam titles, losing the French Open in 2014 and 2017.

La tenista danesa Caroline Wozniacki , de 27 años , conquistó el primer título de Grand Slam de su carrera al derrotar este sábado a la rumana Simona Halep en la final del Abierto de Australia. El triunfo fue por 7-6 (2), 3-6 y 6-4 en dos horas y 49 minutos. Con este título, el primer grande para el tenis danés, Wozniacki también le arrebató a Halep el puesto de número uno del mundo , seis años después de perderlo y tras haberlo ostentado durante 67 semanas. Es el torneo 28 en la carrera de Wozniacki, el 23 en pista dura . Simona Halep cayó ante Caroline Wozniacki y perdió la cima del ránking

Caroline Wozniacki (left) and Simona Halep will face off for the Australian Open women’s title on Saturday. Neither player as won a major title. (AP). On paper, this matchup in the Australian Open final makes perfect sense. It’s No. 1 seed Simona Halep vs. No. 2 seed Caroline Wozniacki. But despite their current world rankings, both players are best known for what they haven’t been able to do do in their careers: win a major championship. Scroll to continue with content. Ad. One of them will finally break through on Saturday evening in Melbourne. Wozniacki defeated Elise Mertens in straight se

Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki, right, holds her trophy after defeating Romania’s Simona Halep, left, in the women’s singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. By John Pye | The Associated Press.  Wozniacki lost two U.S. Open finals — in ’09 and 2014 — and Halep lost two French Open finals before their meeting at Melbourne Park. It set up a first major final in the Open era between players ranked No. 1 and 2 who had never won a Grand Slam title.

Top seed Simona Halep will be taking on second seed Carolina Wozniacki after both were victorious in semifinal matches Wednesday. Halep needed three sets and an extended third, but she bested the No. 21 seed, Angelique Kerber, 6-3, 4-6, 9-7, to punch her ticket to the final. Wozniacki has played much more dominant tennis than Halep this tournament, and took down her semifinal opponent, Elise Mertens, in straight sets, 6-3, 7-6(2). Neither player has won a Grand Slam in the past. Halep has made it to the finals of the French Open twice, and this is her first appearance in the finals of the Aust

Simona Halep has revealed she cried after her Australian Open loss. Halep was beaten 7-6 (7-2) 3-6 6-4 by Caroline Wozniacki in Melbourne as the Dane landed a Grand Slam at the 43rd attempt. With it she ensured she overtook Halep at the top of the WTA rankings, claiming the No 1 spot when they are officially announced on Monday. Halep cut an emotional figure in her press conference and admitted she had shed a tear after the defeat. The Romanian said: "I can still smile. It's fine.

Caroline Wozniacki claimed her maiden Grand Slam title with an epic 7-6 (7-2) 3-6 6-4 win over Simona Halep in the Australian Open women's final on Saturday. The second-seeded Dane also claimed the world No 1 ranking from Halep, exactly six years after relinquishing it at the 2012 Australian Open. Wozniacki, who was presented with the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Trophy by Billie Jean King, said: "I'm just taking a second here to hug Daphne. Wozniacki finally lifted her first Grand Slam title at the 43rd attempt. "This is a very emotional moment. It's been an incredible two

CAROLINE Wozniacki’s painful wait is over after tennis’s perennial grand slam bridesmaid finally reigned with a compelling Australian Open final triumph. The Danish superstar is set to take the No. 1 ranking after she overcame Simona Halep in one of the most unforgettable and brutal grand slam finals ever seen. 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. In a gripping climax to one of the most memorable women’s Opens on record, Wozniacki wore down battered top seed Simona Halep 7-6 (7-2) 3-6 6-4 i

Caroline Wozniacki advanced to the semifinals at the WTA Finals by beating top-ranked Simona Halep 6-0, 6-2 Wednesday. The former No. 1 from Denmark, who made only seven unforced errors in the match, took advantage of the slow court, using the time to set up her shots and cover more ground. In the first set, Halep won only 10 of the 35 points played, and Wozniacki never faced a break point. Related Stories.

Halep will face No. 2 Caroline Wozniacki in the final on Saturday, with one of them guaranteed to win a first Grand Slam title. The winner will also be No. 1 when the next rankings are released. Wozniacki, who beat Elise Mertens 6-3, 7-6 (2) in 1 ½ hours in the first semifinal, hasn’t held the top ranking in six years. For Halep, playing in her first Grand Slam as the top seeded player, it’s a first major final beyond the clay courts of Roland Garros. She lost French Open finals to Jelena Ostapenko last year — having led by a set and a break — and to Maria Sharapova in 2014. Read more

Simona Halep looks to the heavens after clinching match point in her gruelling semifinal against Angelique Kerber. For the second time in the tournament, Simona Halep faced match points and knew one mistake would mean an exit from the Australian Open and the likely loss of her No 1 ranking. For the second time in just over a week, she attacked rather than take the safe approach. The 26-year-old Romanian saved two match points and needed four of her own against 2016 champion Angelique Kerber before winning 6-3 4-6 9-7 in the semifinals. Halep will face No 2 Caroline Wozniacki in the final on Sa

Caroline Wozniacki celebrates after defeating Simona Halep with the clock in the background indicating the epic contest. Credit:DITA ALANGKARA. The final set was topsy-turvy. Breaks of serve were more commonplace than holds. The third game of the decider, in particular, was indicative of the contest. Halep was trailing 0-2 and needed six break points to get back in the match, a Wozniacki double fault given Halep the game. They'd played 34 minutes in the final set. A near midnight finish was possible.  Caroline Wozniacki tears up as she takes in her triumph. Credit:Eddie Jim. Not before long, Wozniacki had turned her opponent's jittery start into an eye-catching 3-0 lead, holding serve to love with her second service game. So, once again, Halep would be forced to recover from an early deficit. She had done it more than once already this tournament.

Simona Halep was defeated 6-2, 6-1 by Russia’s Daria Kasatkina, Caroline Wozniacki went down 7-5, 6-3 to Maria Sakkari of Greece while Garbine Muguruza beat Ukranian Lesia Tsurenko to enter Rd 3 of Wuhan Open tennis tournament. tennis Updated: Sep 26, 2017 23:23 IST. Agence France-Presse Agence France-Presse, Wuhan.

Caroline Wozniacki claimed her maiden Grand Slam title with a 7-6 3-6 6-4 win over Simona Halep in the Australian Open women's final. The Danish tennis star also claimed the world No 1 ranking from Halep, exactly six years after relinquishing it at the 2012 Australian Open. Second-seed Wozniacki, who was presented with the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Trophy by Billie Jean King, said: "I'm just taking a second here to hug Daphne. "This is a very emotional moment. It's been an incredible two weeks. I want to congratulate Simona. I know today is a tough day. It was an incredi

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Simona Halep and Caroline Wozniacki are fighting for their first slam title to cement their status as No. 1 at the Australian Open final.  There are so many similarities between Caroline Wozniacki and Simona Halep. They’ve both retained the top spot in women’s tennis without winning a slam title. They’ve made it to two finals of the same tournament — the French Open for Halep, as recent as last year, and the U.S. Open for Woz — with the Australian Open final serving as their third. But only one will walk away from Saturday’s match with the No. 1 ranking and a historic first grand slam title, while the other will live with a hat-trick of disappointment. The win for the potential victor will feel like Sergio Garcia’s awesome moment

Melbourne: Simona Halep and Caroline Wozniacki spearhead the charge to succeed Serena Williams at an Australian Open left wide open by the withdrawal of the defending champion and new mum. A pregnant Williams sealed her 23rd Grand Slam singles title and seventh Melbourne Park crown a year ago, but last week announced she wouldn't defend her title, saying she was "super close" but not quite ready to compete after giving birth in September. With the 36-year-old having to wait to equal Margaret Court's all-time record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles, the tournament is there fo

Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki beat Simona Halep to win her first Grand Slam title and regain the number one ranking in the process. The second seed won the Australian Open 7-6 (7-2) 3-6 6-4 in. News. Simona Halep books place in Australian Open final after epic semi. Jan 25, 2018 No Comment. World number one Simona Halep has booked her place in Saturday's 2017 Australian Open final after a thrilling victory over 2016 champions Angelique Kerber today. Simona was forced to save.

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark celebrates winning championship point in her women's singles final against Simona Halep of Romania on day 13 of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 27, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (CNN) - Often close but never the closer in grand slams, Caroline Wozniacki finally got the job done. Her wait is over. Wozniacki won her first grand slam title Saturday when she beat Simona Halep 7-6 (7-2) 3-6 6-4 in an eventful, absorbing Australian Open final that lasted nearly three hours in the draining Melbourne heat. Related content. Roger Federer reaches

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Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki swatted aside German Carina Witthoeft at the Qatar Open on Wednesday while an equally dominant Simona Halep joined the world number one in the third round making short work of Ekaterina Makarova. Wozniacki, who won 6-2 6-0, struck 18 winners and claimed six out of 12 break points to progress and takes on 14th seed Magdalena Rybarikova or Monica Niculescu next. Advertising. Top seed Wozniacki, coming into the event on the back of a quarter-final finish at the St Petersburg Ladies Trophy, was broken once early in the opening set but recovered quickly t

Behind the scenes shoot with tennis goddess Caroline Wozniacki for ESPN Body issue There is a startling difference between Romanian star Simona Halep and her Danish counterpart Caroline Wozniack who are competing for the Australian Open title.

Caroline Wozniacki is officially a Grand Slam champion. In a close match during an electrifying Australian Open final, held in Melbourne on Saturday, the Danish tennis player defeated Romania’s Simona Halep 7-6 (7-2) 3-6 6-4. Her victory marks her first major singles title after 43 majors and two failed attempts at finals. “It was such a tough grind,” Wozniacki told The Telegraph of her win. “It was very hot out there. I think both of us were very tired in the end.

Simona Halep [ROU]. Caroline Wozniacki [DEN]. Q. We understand is difficult for you to come here after this defeat, but we would like to know how you feel, if it's really depressing, frustrating, or you can still smile? SIMONA HALEP: I can still smile. It's fine. I cried, but now I'm smiling.  SIMONA HALEP: Not really. Maybe first set I should hit the ball like I did in the second and the third set. But I just said that I still have energy to play with her.

Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki celebrates beating Romania's Simona Halep in their women's singles final match on day 13 of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 27, 2018. Pic/AFP. Melbourne: Caroline Wozniacki claimed her maiden grand slam title with a 7-6(2) 3-6 6-4 win over top seed Simona Halep in the Australian Open final on Saturday. The second seeded Dane also claimed the world number one ranking from Halep, exactly six years after relinquishing it at the 2012 Australian Open. Tags. tennis news Caroline Wozniacki Simona Halep.

Vecine de clasament, Simona Halep (numarul 4 in clasamentul mondial) si Caroline Wozniacki (locul 5 mondial) se intalnesc din nou, de aceasta data in semifinalele turneului gazduit de orasul Dubai, turneu din categoria Premier 5 (al treilea nivel de importanta pentru turneele de tenis, dupa Grand Slem si Premier Mandatory). In precedentele doua intalniri cele doua jucatoare de 24, respectiv 25 de ani si-au impartit victoriile, in 2012 castigand Wozniacki in optimile de finala ale aceluiasi turneu de la Dubai (6-2 6-3), in 2013 castigand Simona Halep in semifinalele turneului de la New Haven (6

Caroline Wozniacki rolled past top-ranked Simona Halep 6-0, 6-2 at the WTA Finals in Singapore on Wednesday, moving to 2-0 in the round-robin tournament. The former No. 1 from Denmark made only seven unforced errors in the match against Halep of Romania. The sixth-seeded Wozniacki has dropped just four games in two matches. In the other Red Group match, Caroline Garcia of France defeated Elina Svitolina of Ukraine in three sets to stay alive, winning 6-7 (7), 6-3, 7-5 after a two-hour, 45-minute battle. On Friday, Svitolina faces Halep and Garcia takes on Wozniacki to determine who will advanc

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