Sport360's Reem Abulleil looks at the key stats behind Caroline Wozniacki's maiden Grand Slam triumph at the Australian Open.
Caroline Wozniacki claimed her first Grand Slam title on Saturday, beating Romanian Simona Halep 7-6, 3-6, 6-4 in a tense two-hour 49-minute battle.
The Dane will return to the No. 1 spot in the rankings following her triumph on Rod Laver Arena.
Wozniacki and Halep were both going for their first Grand Slam trophy, in their third major final.
The 27-year-old Wozniacki had previously lost two US Open finals, in 2009 and 2014.
She ended 2017 by claiming the WTA Finals title and started 2018 by reaching the Auckland final and now winning the Australian Open.
Here, we look at the key stats behind Wozniacki’s maiden Slam success.
1 – Grand Slam title for Wozniacki from three finals reached.
1 – Wozniacki is the first player from Denmark to win a Grand Slam singles title.
3 – finals reached for Wozniacki in her last three tournaments.
4 – Wozniacki now ranks fourth for total career prize money, overtaking Agnieszka Radwanska and Victoria Azarenka as she crosses the $30million mark. Only Serena Williams, Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova have earned more prize money.
4 – wins and 6 losses for Wozniacki against world No. 1s, following her triumph over Halep on Saturday.
5 – wins and two losses for Wozniacki against Halep.
5 – Wozniacki is only the fifth player born in the 1990s to win a Grand Slam women’s singles title.
5 – Wozniacki is the fifth woman to save at least one match point en route to winning the Australian Open title.
6 – years since Wozniacki was last ranked No. 1 in the world. She will return to that spot on Monday for the first time since January 29, 2012. This is a WTA rankings record time between stints at No. 1.
11 – match wins and just one loss for Wozniacki so far in 2018.
12 – different first-time Grand Slam winners in the last 31 women’s Grand Slams.
14 – times the Australian Open women’s singles title was won by the No. 2 seed (Wozniacki won on Saturday as the No. 2 seed).
15 – wins (and 6 losses) against top-10 opponents for Wozniacki since the start of 2017 – more than any other player on tour.
23 – hard court titles for Wozniacki throughout her career.
42 – the average rank of Wozniacki’s opponents this Australian Open.
43 – Grand Slams Wozniacki has competed in to finally claim a title. She is fourth on the list of most Grand Slam appearances before winning her first title.
48 – Wozniacki is the 48th player in the Open Era to win a Grand Slam women’s singles title.
71 – tour-level match wins for Wozniacki since the start of 2017 – more than any other player.
156 – total winners for Wozniacki throughout the tournament.