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Federer captures 20th Grand Slam title at Australian Open

Caroline Wozniaki wins her first Grand Slam title on the women's side

January 28, 2018 - 10:43 am

Mike Jafari reporting

36-year old Roger Federer continues to make history as he captures his 20th career Grand Slam title with a win at the 2018 Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia.

The second-seeded Federer topped sixth-seeded Marin Cilic in five sets, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, to become the first man to capture at least 20 Grand Slam titles. Margaret Court (24), Serena Williams (23) and Steffi Graf (22) have also captured 20 tennis majors on the women's side. The win for Federer was his sixth Australian Open championship overall, and the second consecutive win in Melbourne.

On the women's side, second-seeded Caroline Wozniaki captured her first tennis major with a win at the Australian Open.

Wozniacki held off top-ranked Simona Halep to become the first player from Denmark to achieve Grand Slam fame. The 27-year old defeated Halep 7-6 (2), 3-6, 6-4 in a matchup that last two hours and 49 minutes.

The next tennis major of the 2018 year will take place at the French Open on May 27th at Roland Garos in Paris, France.

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