On January 27, in Melbourne, Simona Halep was defeated by Caroline Wozniacki.
After three breathtaking halves, the world number one tennis player title was taken away from Romanian athlete. The last Australian Open female singles game has ended with a 7-6 (2), 3-6, 6-4 score in favor of polish-born Caroline Wozniacki. Caroline will go down in history as the first Danish tennis player to ever win a major singles title. Now, after she completed her fourth win in succession against Halep, Wozniacki becomes the world’s number one.
According to the sports betting website, It’s the third Grand Slam finals lost by 26-year-old Simona Halep. The match lasted for two hours and forty-nine minutes. Rod Laver Arena became a place to host another duel where two athletes tested each other’s tennis skills. From the first minute of the match it was all about courage, will and self-control.
This tournament was probably one of the most demanding competitions for Halep. Earlier, before the decisive match, she had to fight off two points against Kerber, before she finally managed to win the match with 6-3, 4-6, 9-7 score.
Each of the athlete had her own goal. For Halep that was a way of getting the burden of all the Grand Slams she lost off the shoulder. For Wozniacki it was a chance to finally take the number one title. Despite the $4 million prize pool, there was no doubt that both athletes couldn’t care less about money at that moment. Still, Simona managed to score 40 winners, which is 15 more than Wozniacki did, despite Halep made more unforced errors, 47 as compared to Caroline’s 25.
Later, during the press conference Halep admitted, that she did not have many regrets. She also said, that she could have played far more aggressive in the first tiebreaker of the first set and that she could have performed much better at the end, though she failed due to her injury. However, we can expect Simona to compete for the title next time. More statistics and data about athletes and teams are available at Stakers.com.
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