Li Na won the Sydney International last year. Image courtesy of Andrew Brownbill/foxsports.com.au
Li Na will attempt to retain her Sydney International tennis title against third seed Victoria Azarenka after staging an incredible comeback to win her semi-final against Petra Kvitova yesterday. After losing the first set 6-1 , the contest looked to be over when Kvitova raced to a 3-1 lead in the second before the Chinese woman rallied to win 1-6 7-5 6-2.
Victoria Azarenka booked her place in the decider with a three set win against Agnieszka Radwanska. The Belarusian also came from a set down after losing the opening stanza against her good friend 6-1. Prior to yesterday’s match, Azarenka had not dropped a set in the tournament.
Li Na holds a 4-2 career advantage over Azarenka, although the twenty two year old won the last match between the pair in straight sets at the season ending WTA Championships last year.
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