Caroline Wozniacki puts retirement on hold with incredible fightback win at Australian Open

Australian Open
Caroline Wozniacki celebrates

Caroline Wozniacki put her retirement on hold for at least one more match with a brilliant comeback win over Dayana Yastremska at the Australian Open.

Wozniacki will quit after this tournament, and fought like it really was her last ever match to earn her 7-5 7-5 victory over the 23rd seed.

Yastremska was regarded as a dark horse and Wozniacki was quickly 5-1 down in the opening set but fought back to win six games in a row.

The Ukrainian then led 3-0 in the second set but Wozniacki came back again to clinch victory on her sixth match point.

Wozniacki, who next faces Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur, said: “She hit so hard and so precise I just didn’t know what to do.

“Then she started making a few more errors and I tried to mix up the pace. The crowd really got behind me and it was so special.”

The Dane had tears in her eyes during her post-match interview as she added: “I felt pretty calm then I was 5-1 down and I was thinking hopefully I can be out here for another 30 minutes to try to take it in. It’s a little emotional for me.”

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