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Tennis: Brilliant Cibulkova upsets Radwanska to reach first Slam final, will meet Li

Published on Jan 23, 2014 5:09 PM
 
Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia celebrates her victory over Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland in their women's singles semi-final match on day 11 of the 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, on Jan 23, 2014. Cibulkova was almost lost for words after she became the first Slovakian woman to reach a Grand Slam tennis final by beating fifth seed Radwanska 6-1 6-2 at the Australian Open on Thursday. -- PHOTO: AFP

MELBOURNE (REUTERS) - Dominika Cibulkova was almost lost for words after she became the first Slovakian woman to reach a Grand Slam tennis final by beating fifth seed Agnieszka Radwanska 6-1 6-2 at the Australian Open on Thursday.

The 20th seed dominated the semi-final from the start and when Radwanska's final shot hit the net, she threw her racket in the air and fell on her back in delight.

The usually chatty 24-year-old, who will play China's Li Na in the final on Saturday at Melbourne Park, could barely describe her joy after one of the performances of her life.

"I still can't believe I am in the final," she said in a courtside interview. "I can't believe this is happening."

 
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