The Australian Open 2014 women's final match is all set and Li Na will be playing against Dominika Cibulkova after both advanced to the last round from the semifinals with wins over Agnieszka Radwanska and Eugenie Bouchard and names like Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and defending champion Victoria Azarenka gone, and now the match will be live on ESPN/ESPN2 and streaming from WatchESPN at 3:30 am ET.
The match doesn't have the bigger names since they are all gone after being upset, including Williams and the champion in Azarenka, but Na comes in having already won a grand slam in her career and despite some recent disappointments, she is in position to take the Aussie Open title in Melbourne. The last two matches for Na were tough ones and now she faces a younger player in the final match and she will have the edge in experience, as Na previously won the French Open and now she will get the chance to add another one.
Na has had some tough losses and has come close to winning, but she dropped the Aussie Open finals last year to the champion Azarenka after dealing with an ankle injury and before that she also lost the 2011 final. That match came against Kim Clijsters and was before she broke through and won her first major and now she is the only one left on the women's side with a grand slam championship. Na made the semis at the US Open and the quarters at Wimbledon and now she is in the finals at the Australian Open and she once again is showing progress.
Cibulkova made up for her previous bagel against Radwanska, who had beaten her once 6-0, 6-0 double bagel and now she puts that behind her and has the chance to win her first slam on tour and this could be one of the better matches of the draw. The 31-year-old Na has come back from some hardships, as he nearly quit tennis after the Franch Open, but now she appears ready to take control and it's amazing how the elder stateswomen of the tour are playing so well, with Na and Williams over 30 and killing it. Williams obviously more than Na, but this grand slam would be huge for her in China and on the WTA.