TWD Saturday Sports Thread For 1/25/14: 2014 Australian Open, Women's Final (LI vs Cibulkova)
Although Dominika Cibulkova is in the best form of her career at the moment, she is the clear underdog in this final. Quite simply, Li Na does everything better than her, even on the forehand side where Li can break down and the Slovakian can get into the zone.
Most importantly is the serve, where Cibulkova has fired just only a handshake full of aces and Li has broken her at will to win all four of their previous matches.
It will take a heavy choke from Li Na to lose in her third Australian Open final, and with Carlos Rodriguez continuing to keep her calm after surviving Lucie Safarova, it is the Chinese superstar destined for the title in routine fashion I believe.
A second Grand Slam for Li Na, and I think in routine fashion.
Li 6-1, 6-4