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Tennis: Li Na wins Australian Open on third try, beating Dominika Cibulkova 7-6, 6-0

Published on Jan 25, 2014 6:34 PM

MELBOURNE (AFP) - 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.

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.