Na Li and Eugenie Bouchard battle it out for a place in the final of the Women's Singles competition in the 2014 Australian Open at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on Thursday.
Where to Watch Live
The game between Eugenie Bouchard and Na Li is scheduled to begin after 2:30am GMT. British Eurosport is providing live coverage for the game. Regular updates and live scores are also available on the Australian Open official website.
Two time Australian Open finalist Li of China will take on Bouchard who is the first Canadian woman ever to make it to the semi finals of the Grand Slam. Bouchard pulled off a major upset over Ana Ivanovic in the quarters and will be looking to use that experience to topple her second highly ranked opponent in a row and make a historic appearance in the finals.
Bouchard comes into the match on the back of a three set win over Ivanovic whom she beat 7-5 5-7 2-6 and it is arguably the biggest achievement in the 19-year-old's career. Li is 10 seeds better than her previous opponent and will need a special performance for her to make an impact.
In the meantime, Li comes into the game on the back of a straight set victory over Flavia Pennetta, whom she defeated 6-2 6-2. The Chinese will be favourites going into the game but will be warned of Bouchard's capabilities, having seen her take down the 14th seed in her last game.
What they Said
Li Na: " I feeling good first here and always looking forward to coming back to Melbourne. I wish I could go one more step this year. And not falling down any more on the court. Because I feeling the racquet is my friend. Because he, I mean, she was with me all the time on the court. If I'm friendly with her then she'll be nice to me.''
Eugenie Bouchard: "It's something I've been doing since I was five years old and working my whole life for and sacrificing a lot of things for, so it's not exactly a surprise. I always expect myself to do well. I'm just happy to have gone through this step. I'm not done."