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Third time charm for Li

Posted: January 26, 2014 at 3:42 a.m.

Li Na celebrates after beating Dominika Cibulkova 7-6 (3), 6-0 in the women’s singles final at the Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia.

Li Na celebrates after beating Dominika Cibulkova 7-6 (3), 6-0 in the women’s singles final at the Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia.

Seven months after giving retirement serious thought, Li Na made it third time lucky in an Australian Open final with a 7-6 (3), 6-0 victory over Dominika Cibulkova to become the oldest women’s champion here in the Open era.

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Sports, Pages 29 on 01/26/2014

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