28 January, 2018
Kasper Schmeichel, Wozniacki's compatriot and a Premier League victor with Leicester City in 2015-16, also used social media to praise the first Danish grand slam champion. Just like she did with her surprise win at last year's WTA Finals in Singapore - known as the "fifth slam" - the 27-year-old tennis star astonished fans with her resolve and grit.
Wozniacki, who saved two match points against Jana Fett in the Open's second round, then told reporters: "I think that's one of the most positive things about all of this ..." "I cried, but now I'm still smiling". "I'm just waiting for the question 'When are you going to win the second one?'"
"I'm hoping I'm finally going to get that Elle cover", she said, laughing.
Nearly two hours after she, finally, dismissed Angelique Kerber on Thursday in what became a classic Melbourne Park semi-final, the world's top-ranked player was asked the leading question. Wozniacki reclaimed the No. 1 ranking with the win.
"I've dreamed of this moment for so many years".
"I also want to congratulate Simona", Wozniacki said.
I dreamed of this moment for so many years.
It's taken her 11 years, 43 majors, 256 tournaments, 772 matches and untold hours of toil and tears to shed her tag as tennis's most accomplished talent without a grand slam win. "We may go in and play a couple hundred again, see how it goes".
The Super Blue Blood Moon
Science enthusiasts now have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness a super blue blood moon in Kozhikode in Kerala. This makes it appear larger and brighter than usual, and this is obviously most impressive when it is 100% full.
"I've been through a few injuries".
Wozniacki turned the deciding set around after taking a medical timeout at 3-4 in the third set - breaking twice thereafter to claim the £2.3million cheque for the victor.
It was the first time that the top two seeds had met in an Open Era Grand Slam final with neither having won a major before and Wozniacki became the first Dane to win a major. The top seed battled on following the break, and took levelled the match with a 6-3 win.
Two games later she called for the doctor and had her blood pressure checked, with the hot and humid conditions sapping the strength she had left.
The 27-year-old was so almost out of the tournament in the second round, trailing 5-1 in a third set to Jana Fett and having to save a pair of match points. "Sad that I couldn't make it the third time, maybe the fourth time will be with luck".
Looking back to her second-round victory over Jana Fett, when she saved two match points and came back from 5-1 down in the third set, Wozniacki said: "From being nearly out of the tournament to sitting here with the Australian Open trophy, it's unbelievable".
"He said that he's really proud of me, of what I've done this tournament", Halep said. Wozniacki has always been known as a expert at defense, but she, like Halep, is now playing more offensively. Then Halep gave it her all and was just edged in a turn of momentum at the end of an enthralling final.
For Halep, who surrendered her No. 1 status to Wozniacki in defeat, the wait goes on.