Dane tennis star beats Halep to win Australian Open women's title

Wozniacki, playing in her third grand slam final,  beat Halep, 7-6 3-6 6-4 victory in a game that two hours and 49 minutes.

Wozniacki, playing in her third grand slam final, beat Halep, 7-6 3-6 6-4 victory  in a game that two hours and 49 minutes.

The 27-year-old  will now return to world No 1 position exactly six years after she last led women's tennis.

"I dreamt of this moment for so many years, it's a dream come true," said Wozniacki.

"It was an incredible match, an incredible fight. I'm sorry I had to win Simona. I was a nervous wreack this morning I wanted to win so badly."

After taking a medical timeout, Wozniacki took the third set by breaking twice.

She now wins the £2.3 million cheque that comes with winning the title.

She was the more positive from the start of the game in Melbourne, forcing two break points at 1-0. She netted a forehand on the first but forced a groundstroke error on the second and held to go 3-0 up.

At 5-3 she was pegged back and she complained about some crowd noise.  It was with ease that she took a 7-2 lead but missed break points at 1-1 in the second.

After the next two games, Halep called on the doctor to have her blood pressure checked.

Halep took the lead as she fired a forehand into the corner on break point to go 5-3 up.

After faltering in the second set, Wozniacki got things right and sealed the break 2-0 with a forehand. She however broke in a marathon third game as it was 2-1 after 34 minutes.

Halep's next backhand broke in the next game and fell behind 3-4.

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