“Stuck in My Head”: Simona Halep Challenges Caroline Wozniacki to Seek Revenge of Australian Open Final Loss

Published 01/03/2021, 1:05 PM EST
MASON, OH – AUGUST 15: Simona Halep of Romania confers with her coach Darren Cahill between sets while playing Ajla Tomjanovic of Australia during the Western & Southern Open at Lindner Family Tennis Center on August 15, 2018 in Mason, Ohio. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)


There have been many rumors about the return of Caroline Wozniacki. The former World No.1 retired soon after the Australian Open 2020 at the age of just 29 years. However, recently, the World No.2 Simona Halep challenged Wozniacki for a match.

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Although there were speculations about a possible comeback of Wozniacki, she said that she was not thinking of it in the near future. She played some great matches in her career and one of them was the Australian Open 2018 final against Halep.

In a recent interview, Halep revealed that she had not forgotten about that match. In a nail-biting finale, Wozniacki defeated Halep 7-6, 3-6, 6-4.

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Romania’s Simona Halep celebrates during her third round match against Amanda Anisimova of the U.S. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

“I would like to play another match with Caroline! The final of the Australian Open, lost at the limit, stuck in my head. I would have liked to play a match with her, a final,” said Halep.

Halep clearly expressed her desire of taking a revenge on Wozniacki. She highlighted that the final was something that was there on her head for a long time now.

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Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark celebrates victory after her Ladies Singles third round match against Anett Kontaveit of Estonia on day six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 8, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

While challenging her for a match, Halep said that she didn’t mean to ask Wozniacki to make a comeback. She said that it was just troubling her for the past some time. She added that the Danish player was still very fit and used to look fresh.

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“I’m not saying not to come back, she’s very fit, she looks very good, and she continues to train,” concluded the World No.2.

Halep and Wozniacki have faced each other on a total of 7 occasions. Wozniacki leads the battle with 5 wins and 2 losses. It could thus why Halep’s head always thinks about defeating Wozniacki.

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Wozniacki hasn’t revealed so far if she would make a comeback to tennis or not. On the other hand, Simona Halep will be eyeing her third Grand Slam title at the Australian Open 2021. Will Wozniacki accept Halep’s challenge for another match?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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