Caroline Wozniacki finally lifted her first Grand Slam title at the 43rd attempt as she beat Simona Halep 7-6 (7/2), 3-6, 6-4 to win the Australian Open on Saturday.

The Dane, who will take over as world number one, secured the title against the battling Romanian top seed in 2hr 49min in energy-sapping hot and humid conditions on Rod Laver Arena.