Party in the house for Azarenka down under

With her good buddy, lead singer from LMFAO cheering her own, 1 Azarenka won her second Australian Open title, defeating Li Na in three sets, 4 – 6, 6- 4, 6 – 3.  By winning the title, she will remain at #1 in the world and Serena Williams will move up to #2.  The match was full of drama and the crowd was very much in support of Li Na.  The ten minute injury timeout Azarenka took in her match against American Sloane Stephens in the quarterfinals has been criticized and not won her the love of the Aussie crowd.  Non the less, Azarenka prevailed in a match that had a ten minute delay for fireworks (Australia Independence Day celebration) and saw Li Na suffer two falls, one very scary, rolling an ankle in each fall and banging her head on the court in the second fall as well.  Na came back from both mishaps and continued, even winning  the next four games she played after her first fall.  Clearly, she was affected and Azarenka picked up her game as well in the second and third set.  Bit of the bizarre, but still congrats to world no. 1 Azarenka.  I was pulling for Li Na and hopefully this will be a launching board for her to play at this higher and more consistently great level for the rest of the season.


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