Australian Open, Women's final: Victoria Azarenka defends her title with a win over Li Na

This is the second Grand Slam victory for Victoria Azarenka, both Australian Open titles. Li Na won the French Open 2011, her only Grand Slam title.

updated: January 26, 2013 19:23 IST
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Melbourne, Australia: Victoria Azarenka overcome an often hostile crowd to win back-to-back Australian Open titles, beating Li Na 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 in a dramatic final on Saturday that contained a break for fireworks, two medical timeouts and a nasty fall to the court by Li.

The Chinese star first tumbled to the court after twisting her left ankle, and had it taped after falling in the fifth game of the second set.

On the first point after a 10-minute pause in the third set while fireworks boomed overhead from nearby Australia Day celebrations, Li fell over again and slammed the back of her head into the court.

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