Li Na
Li Na [Reuters]

World No 3 Li Na takes on Dominika Cibulkova in the 2014 Australian Open Women's Singles Finals. The match will be held at Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena on Saturday.

Where to Watch Live

The play starts at 8:30am GMT. Live coverage is on British Eurosport in the UK. Regular updates and live scores are also available on the Australian Open official website.


Li sealed a place in the finals of the tournament after her comfortable victory over Eugenie Bouchard in the final four. The 31-year-old defeated the Canadian in straight sets 6-2, 6-4 with the first set lasting for 28 minutes and the next went on for just less than an hour.

Meanwhile, Cibulkova made it to her first grand slam final of her career after defeating Agnieszka Radwanska in the semi final of the Australian Open. The Slovakian hammered the World No 5 in the last game, registering a straight set victory of 6-1, 6-2 to set up a clash with Li in the finals.

Dominika Cibulkova
Dominika Cibulkova [Reuters]

Cibulkova has been in fine form after defeating World No 3 Maria Sharapova in the fourth round of the Australian Open, followed by a victory over Simona Halep in the quarter finals of the tournament.

Cibulkova has never won a Grand Slam final and a win for her would see the Slovakian clinch her first major prize, while Li would be looking to win the second Grand Slam title of her career.

What They Say

Li Na: "When you are on the Tour so many years, everybody knows exactly how you play. So, if I didn't change, I could stay in the top 10, top 20 - but I could not be the best in the world. So I really wanted to push myself to change. It's very tough, having to think first, because you might lose the old things you did. I still trust myself, trust Carlos [Rodriguez]. I believe the change has helped me."

Dominika Cibulkova: "I have had this energy since I was a little kid. When I play my best tennis, that's where you can see the power and the fight. You have to have something extra if you want to be one of the best tennis players, and you are not the tallest."


Li has a comfortable lead over Cibulkova as the World No 3 has a 4-0 advantage in the overall meetings. The pair have never met in a Grand Slam event and the Australian Open final will be the first time they would face each other in the major event.

Australian Open History

The Chinese woman Li has never faced Slovakia's Cibulkova in the Australian Open in the past.