Sydney, Jan 27:  Danish tennis star Caroline Wozniacki on Saturday stunned the audience by clinching her first grand slam Australian Open in Melbourne by defeating  Simona Halep of Romania. Bouncing back after losing first round, Wozniacki won year’s first grand slam by  7-6 (7-2), 3-6, 6-4. Also Read - Australian Open 2021: Novak Djokovic Beats Daniil Medvedev For Record-Extending Ninth Title at Melbourne Park, Wins 18th Grand Slams Title Overall

After comfortably winning the first set, the world number two went down in the second before she rebounded strongly to clinch a 7-6 (7-2), 3-6, 6-4 win over Halep, in a thrilling summit showdown of the women’s singles event that lasted for two hours and 50 minutes. Also Read - Australian Open 2021 HIGHLIGHTS FINAL 2021 Novak Djokovic vs Daniil Medvedev Live Updates: Djokovic Beats Medvedev in Straight Sets to Win 9th Australian Open Title

The victory saw Wozniacki bag her first Grand Slam title at the 43rd attempt and, now she would replace Halep as number one in the world rankings on Monday. Also Read - Daniil Medvedev Registers Clinical Win Over Stefanos Tsitsipas to Set up Australian Open Title Clash Against Novak Djokovic

Wozniacki, who has twice been a runner-up at the US Open, has also become the first Danish player to win a Grand Slam singles title.

(With inputs from  ANI)