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Caroline Wozniacki beats Simona Halep to win 1st major at Australian Open

Caroline Wozniacki beats Simona Halep to win 1st major at Australian Open

It took Caroline Wozniacki 43 majors and two failed attempts in finals before finally claiming her first Grand Slam singles title.

One of the first things she did as a champion was apologize to top-seeded Simona Halep following her 7-6 (2), 3-6, 6-4 win in the Australian Open final on Saturday night.

"I'm sorry, I'm just taking a second to hug Daphne," Wozniacki said, pausing as she clutched the winner's trophy in the on-court ceremony. "I dreamt of this moment so many years, to be here now it's a dream come true."

More than seven years after appearing in her first Grand Slam final at the 2009 U.S. Open — a straight sets loss to Serena Williams —...

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