Dominika Cibulkova
Dominika Cibulkova qualifies for her first major Grand Slam final. [Reuters]

Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova has entered her first Grand Slam final after defeating Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-1, 6-2 in the 2014 Australian Open semi-final at the Rod Laver Arena.

China's Na Li now stands between Cibulkova and the title. The two will go head-to-head in what promises to be an exciting final on Saturday.

Radwanska had the upper hand going into the match, having won five out of six fixtures during the previous encounters between the pair. The two were in their first major Grand Slam semi-final and Cibulkova got the better of her opponent.

En route to the final, Cibulkova had beaten Maria Sharapova in the fourth round and crushed Simona Halep in the quarter-finals. On the other hand, Radwanska needed three sets to emerge victorious in her clash with Belarusian Victoria Azarenka in the previous round.

Right from the beginning of the first set, the Slovakian outpaced the fifth seed racing into a lead and winning it 6-1 in 37 minutes.

The second set was no different and lasted four minutes less as the 20<sup>th seed dominated the proceedings, with a 4-0 lead. Radwanska staged a short-lived fightback to make it 4-2, but Cibulkova bounced back and sealed a 6-2 win, to qualify for her first Australian Open final.

The 24-year-old smashed 21 winners to her opponent's 12 in the game. Cibulkova won 86% of the net points and secured 11 return winners.