Australian Open: Li Na beats Dominika Cibulkova to win her second Grand Slam title

Fourth seed Li Na defeated 20th seed Dominika Cibulkova 7-6, 6-0 to win her first Australian Open crown.

updated: January 25, 2014 20:40 IST
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Melbourne: China's Li Na stormed to her second Grand Slam title on Saturday, battling past brave underdog Dominika Cibulkova 7-6 (7/3), 6-0 to become the oldest woman ever to win the Australian Open. (Click here for latest on Australian Open)

The 31-year-old fourth seed was crowned the Melbourne Park champion on her third attempt after losing in the 2011 and 2013 finals, adding to the French Open title she won three years ago. In doing so, she became the oldest winner of the women's title, surpassing Margaret Court who was 30 when she became champion in 1973. (Match Pics)

The Chinese star also joins an exclusive list of just seven other players to win a Grand Slam at 30-plus, with her name now in the history books alongside greats such as Martina Navratilova, Billie Jean King, Chris Evert and Serena Williams. (Match highlights)

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