Queen hails ‘unblemished’ performance of Caroline Wozniacki

The Queen has spoken warmly of the outstanding performance of Caroline Wozniacki in the US Open.

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Wozniacki, playing on her home ground, beat Wozniacki 6-3, 6-2 to win the title on Sunday. The Queen spoke with her son, Prince Edward, before attending the pictures at St Andrews Castle on Sunday to mark the prince’s 65th birthday.

She said of Wozniacki’s triumph: “I really enjoyed it and I was looking forward to seeing Caroline win. She’s an outstanding champion and a magnificent woman.”

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The Queen was in a jovial mood as she greeted the players after the match and shared some more words with Wozniacki, who was champion on her 35th birthday.

“It’s great to see you,” she said. “It’s great to see a home champion. I’m sure you’re going to take the grand slam titles and you’ll be very happy about that.”

The Queen is a keen tennis fan and was previously presented with a trophy for her tournament record at the Aegon Classic in Birmingham in 2015.

When asked afterwards what her favourite match was, she said: “I have a great number of grand slam trophies to choose from. My dad’s side of the family all have a good number, so there are many and many ways. I have to split my collection between the British and the Australian Open.”

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