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

Li Na of China celebrates winning the first set during her women's singles final match against Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia at the Australian Open 2014 tennis tournament in Melbourne, on Jan 25, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Li Na of China celebrates winning the first set during her women's singles final match against Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia at the Australian Open 2014 tennis tournament in Melbourne, on Jan 25, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Li Na of China hits a return against Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia during the women's singles final on day 13 of the 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, on Jan 25, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Li Na of China hits a return against Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia during the women's singles final on day 13 of the 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, on Jan 25, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Li Na of China hits a return against Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia during the women's singles final on day 13 of the 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, on Jan 25, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Li Na of China hits a return against Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia during the women's singles final on day 13 of the 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, on Jan 25, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
China's Li Na plays a shot during her women's singles final match against Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova on day thirteen of the 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, on Jan 25, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
China's Li Na plays a shot during her women's singles final match against Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova on day thirteen of the 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, on Jan 25, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Li Na of China celebrates winning her women's singles final against Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia during on day 13 of the 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, on Jan 25, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Li Na of China celebrates winning her women's singles final against Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia during on day 13 of the 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, on Jan 25, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Li Na of China celebrates winning her women's singles final against Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia during on day 13 of the 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, on Jan 25, 2014.  -- PHOTO: AFP
Li Na of China celebrates winning her women's singles final against Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia during on day 13 of the 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, on Jan 25, 2014.  -- PHOTO: AFP
China's Li Na poses with the trophy after her victory against Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova during the women's singles final of the 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, on Jan 25, 2014. Li stormed to her second Grand Slam title on Sat
China's Li Na poses with the trophy after her victory against Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova during the women's singles final of the 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, on Jan 25, 2014. Li stormed to her second Grand Slam title on Saturday, battling past brave underdog Cibulkova 7-6 (7-3), 6-0 to become the oldest woman ever to win the Australian Open. -- PHOTO: AFP

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.

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