Wozniacki “overwhelmed” after clinching maiden grand slam tennis title
Caroline Wozniacki posed with the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup in Melbourne’s Botanical Gardens on Sunday (January 28) after clinching her maiden grand slam title with a 7-6(2) 3-6 6-4 win over Simona Halep in the Australian Open final on Saturday (January 27).
Following runner-up finishes at the 2009 and 2014 U.S. Opens, it was third time lucky for the 27-year-old Dane, who enjoyed a gondola through the park and sprayed champagne in celebration.
Making the breakthrough in her 43rd grand slam appearance — only three players have needed more — Wozniacki told reporters “it all came together” over the two week period while conceding she was “overwhelmed” with the win.
Wozniacki also swiped Halep’s world number one ranking in the process, six years after losing it at the 2012 tournament at Melbourne Park.