9. Ducks bro­ken

Central Queensland News - - LIFE TV GUIDE -

FOR so long, Si­mona Halep and Caro­line Woz­ni­acki were the brides­maids with­out gain­ing the ul­ti­mate glory in ten­nis at grand slam level. This year it changed. Af­ter mak­ing two fi­nals at the US Open, Woz­ni­acki claimed her first grand slam sin­gles ti­tle at the Aus­tralian Open, beat­ing Halep in three sets. It was a painful loss for Halep, who pre­vailed in an epic semi-fi­nal against An­gelique Ker­ber be­fore hav­ing chances to win in the fi­nal. Halep was hos­pi­talised af­ter the fi­nal, which lasted al­most three hours. But her time would come. At the next grand slam, Halep fi­nally got her ti­tle, down­ing Sloane Stephens in the French Open fi­nal. Halep moved to No.1 with the win and stayed there for the rest of the sea­son. She is one of the favourites to win the Aus­tralian Open next year.

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