Australian Open: Dominika Cibulkova stuns Azarenka; Sania keeps India alive
Fourth seed Li Na entered the Australian Open final for the third time in four years with a straight sets win over Eugenie Bouchard while Dominika Azarenka upset Victoria Azarenka. In the mixed doubles, Sania Mirza kept India's campaign alive as she and Horia Tecau beat Julia Georges and Aisam ul-Haq Qureshi to reach semis.
No. 4 seed Li Na got the better of 19-year-old Canadian Eugenie Bouchard to be enter the final of the Australian Open, her third in four years. (All photos AP and AFP)
The 19-year-old Canadian Bouchard was beaten in straight sets as she failed to match the power and might of Li Na.
Li Na cruised to a 6-2, 6-4 win and will now face Dominika Cibulkova for the title.
20th seed Dominika Cibulkova put on a tremendous show to trounce the 2012 Wimbledon finalist Victoria Azarenka to enter the final.
Cibulkova won all her matches in the tournament in straight sets and even the stronger opponent in Victoria Azarenka couldn't change that trend.
Azarenka was stunned as she suffered a drubbing at the hands of the diminutive Slovakian Cibulkova, losing 6-1, 6-2.
Cibulkova's dream run in the Australian Open continued and she now has to overcome the challenge put forth by an upbeat Li Na to clinch the title.
In the mixed doubles category, Sania Mirza kept India alive at the Australian Open as she and Horia Tecau stormed into the mixed doubles semis by comprehensively beating Julia Georges and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi 6-3, 6-4.