Li Na of China holds the trophy after winning her women's singles final match against Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia at 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, Australia, Jan. 25, 2014. Li Na won 2-0 to claim the title of the event. (Xinhua/Li Jundong)
Xinhua Insight: Li Na, a story of believing
BEIJING, Jan. 27 (Xinhua) -- When Li Na vowed to win another major a fortnight ago, many doubted if the Chinese star could deliver it.
At 30-plus and late career though, Li lived up to her word by winning the season's very first Grand Slam at Melbourne Park.
The fourth seed's 7-6 (3), 6-0 win over Dominika Cibulkova crowned her as the Australian Open champion on her third attempt after the 2011 and 2013 finals, adding to the French Open title she won three years ago. Full Story
Li Na wins first Australian Open title
MELBOURNE, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- Two-time runner-up Li Na of China finally won her first Australian Open women's singles title here on Saturday after beating Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova 7-6(7- 3), 6-0 in the final.
The fourth seed fought 70 minutes to take the first set through a tiebreak. She broke Cibulkova's serve in the opening match but made two double faults in the sixth game, which allowed Cibulkova to break back. Full story
WTA chairman congratulates Li Na on her Australian Open triumph
BEIJING, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- WTA Chairman & CEO Stacey Allaster said the Australian Open title is a testament to Li Na's mental toughness after the Chinese superstar secured her second Grand Slam crown at the Melbourne park on Saturday.
The 31-year-old fourth seed's 7-6 (7-3), 6-0 win earned her the title on her third attempt after losing the 2011 and 2013 finals, adding to the French Open crown she won three years ago. Full Story
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