Australian Open: Victoria Azarenka beats Li Na to defend title

Saturday, 26 January 2013 - 19:59

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Victoria Azarenka retained her Australian Open title and kept hold of the world number one spot with victory over Li Na in the Melbourne final.

 

The Belarusian, came back from a set down to win 4-6 6-4 6-3 on a cool and blustery evening on Rod Laver Arena.

 

In a scrappy match, Azarenka proved the stronger in the closing stages after Li rolled her ankle twice and hit her head in two heavy falls.