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Australian Open Saturday Women's Tennis Results





Melbourne, Australia
January 13-January 25, 2014
$13,615,654/Grand Slam

Results - Saturday, January 25, 2014
Singles - Final
(4) Li Na (CHN) d. (20) Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 76(3) 60

Doubles - Final (played Friday)
(1) Errani/Vinci (ITA/ITA) d. (3) Makarova/Vesnina (RUS/RUS) 64 36 75

Final Facts
- Li wins her second Grand Slam title; her first came at the French Open in 2011.
- Li's win-loss record in Grand Slam finals now stands at 2-2 and 9-11 in WTA finals; seven of her nine titles have come on hardcourts.
- Li saved a match point against Lucie Safarova in the third round; Seles (1991), Capriati (2002) and S.Williams (2003 and 2005) are the only other players in the Open Era to have won the title after saving match point.
- Li is the 15th player to win a Grand Slam aged 30 or above; Court in 1973 is the only other player to achieve the feat at the Australian Open.
- Li has now won 16 of her last 17 matches; her only defeat in this run was against S.Williams in the final of last year's WTA Championships.
- Li becomes the sixth active player to have won multiple Grand Slam singles titles; the others are Azarenka (two), Kuznetsova (two), Sharapova (four) and Serena (17) and Venus Williams (seven).
- Cibulkova was playing her first Grand Slam final; her record now stands at 3-6 in WTA finals.
- Azarenka and Li were meeting for the fifth time; Li now leads the head-to-head record 5-0.
- Li and Cibulkova will rise to No.3 and No.13, respectively, when the new rankings are released on Monday.
- Errani and Vinci win their fourth Grand Slam title together; they have now won 17 WTA titles as a team.
- Errani and Vinci are the third team (after Fernández and Zvereva in 1994 and the Williams sisters in 2010) in the last 20 years to defend their Australian Open title.

Final Quotes
Li Na:
"I finally got it. The last two times were very close. But first I want to congratulate Domi. You had a very good tournament here, and I want to give you the best wishes for the future. I have to say this is my favorite Grand Slam. I cannot wait to come back."

Dominika Cibulkova: "These were just two fantastic weeks of my life – I think I'm going to cry. This means a lot for our country and I'm happy I can be the one who can be here for Slovakia. I'd also like to congratulate Li Na – she had a great tournament and deserved this."

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