Li Na claims Australian Open

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Updated: January 25, 2014

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The fourth-seeded Chinese superstar beat Dominika Cibulkova 7-6 (7-3), 6-0 at Rod Laver Arena to capture her first Australian Open title on Saturday.

Li played in her third final in four years at Melbourne Park. She lost to Kim Clijsters in 2011 and Victoria Azarenka last year before finally breaking through at the season’s first Grand Slam event against the 20th-seeded Cibulkova.