Li Na’s first and so is Chinas’ as she is of Chinese descent proved to be a formidable force Cibulkova was unable to keep up until the end of the match.
On the intense first set‚ Cibulkova was able to play along with Li Na but it was the former who prevailed‚ 7–6. Succeding set got it all covered by Li. Winning the Australian Open Title together $2‚650‚000 prize money.
This is Li’s third appearance in the finals and her first win and the oldest to date. In 2011‚ runner–up to Kim Clijsters and 2013‚ runner–up to Victoria Azarenka. This year‚ Azarenka was eliminated in the quarterfinals defeated by Agnieszka Radwanska.
After winning Li will be on the no.3 spot of the world ranking.
A many first on the day that Li Na won Australian Open 2014 title.
See video of Li Na’s funny yet charming speech.
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