Caroline Wozniacki joined the Grand Slam winner’s circle on Saturday when she won the Australian Open final.
The Dane beat Simona Halep in three sets on Rod Laver Arena in what many felt was one of the best women’s finals in recent years to win her first major after losing her two previous finals.
Wozniacki also replaced Halep as world No 1 and the tennis world took to Twitter to congratulate
Let’s start with Billie Jean King, who handed over the trophy to Caroline Wozniacki on Saturday and she also tweeted a kind message.
A match for the ages. Two warriors both worthy of the win. An absolute joy to present the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup to @AustralianOpen women’s singles champion, @CaroWozniacki. So proud of women’s tennis on this day and everyday. pic.twitter.com/39WmlGJqbY
— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) January 27, 2018
Serena Williams and Wozniacki are good friends as they even holiday together and of course the American congratulated the Dane.
I got too nervous to watch but woke up to @CaroWozniacki new number one and aussie open champ. So awesome. So happy. Are those tears? Yup they are. ?? from a year ago to today I’m so proud my friend so proud. Literally can’t even sleep now
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) January 27, 2018
Former Wimbledon winner Marion Bartoli, who will make her tennis comeback in a few weeks, felt it was “one of the best women’s finals”.
I think one of the best women’s final I ever seen. Talking about incredible fighters on the court tonight. I am so sad one had to lose because they both were beyond AMAZING!!! @Simona_Halep @CaroWozniacki @AustralianOpen @EurosportFrance #AusOpen #Wozniacki #Halep pic.twitter.com/ErOfw5x0md
— Marion bartoli (@bartoli_marion) January 27, 2018
British No 1 Johanna Konta was another who was delighted with the quality of the tennis.
— Johanna Konta (@JoKonta91) January 27, 2018
Petra Kvitova didn’t watch it, but was happy for Wozniacki.
— Petra Kvitova (@Petra_Kvitova) January 27, 2018
Short and sweet from Victoria Azarenka.
Congrats @CaroWozniacki well done ????????????
— victoria azarenka (@vika7) January 27, 2018
Heather Watson was emotional.
What an #ausopen final ???? two absolutely incredible athletes and fighters. Im so emosh right now for both of them ??
— Heather Watson (@HeatherWatson92) January 27, 2018
Even the men got in on the act with Kevin Anderson saying the Dane “deserves it”.
So happy for @CaroWozniacki for winning the @AustralianOpen. You deserve it! Congrats to @Simona_Halep on a great run too. You were both so gracious in victory and defeat. It was an incredible final! I’m a huge fan of both of you ??
— Kevin Anderson (@KAndersonATP) January 27, 2018
— Boris Becker (@TheBorisBecker) January 27, 2018
Andy Roddick was another who was delighted for Wozniacki.
— andyroddick (@andyroddick) January 27, 2018
Well done Caroline Wozniacki for winning her 1st GS. Persistence, Determination, Drive and willing to be more aggressive got her there. Couldn’t have asked for a better women’s final.
— Greg Rusedski (@GregRusedski1) January 27, 2018
Oh and another great Dane in Peter Schmeichel, the former Manchester United and Denmark goalkeeper, was proud.
— Peter Schmeichel (@Pschmeichel1) January 27, 2018
Fans will have to a wait a little longer to see Wozniacki up against Williams.
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