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Day 13 - (1) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) v (6) Li Na (CHN)
vs.
Na Li
China
Head-to-head
Vika leads the head-to-head 5-4, including victories in their past four matches.Li will take confidence from the fact that she has won both of their encounters at Grand Slams – at Melbourne and Roland Garros in 2011, both in straight sets.
Will win if...
She can maintain her focus. There can be a lot of unnecessary distractions for players to block out in the lead-up to a Grand Slam final. Azarenka must find a way to block out the discussion surrounding her semifinal with Sloane Stephens and focus on the task of winning Saturday night’s final.She plays the way she did against Maria Sharapova. Li dismantled the second seed and turned Sharapova’s game back on her in what was one of the most commanding performances of the tournament.
Heading in...
Monica Niculescu, Eleni Danillidou, Jamie Hampton, Elena Vesnina, Svetlana Kuznetsova and 29th seed Sloane Stephens were all cut down by top seed Azarenka.Victories over Sharapova, fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska, 18th seed Julia Goerges, 27th seed Sorana Cirstea, Olga Govortsova and Sesil Karatantcheva have delivered Li her second crack at an Australian Open title. The sixth seed here, Li is yet to drop a set.
Look out for...
Redfoo. The LMFAO star has been a constant in Vika’s box throughout her two-week campaignCrowd support. It’s the sixth seed versus the world No.1 and Australians just love an underdog.
Know this stat
In six matches Azarenka has played just one seeded player – 29th-seeded Stephens, while Li has played four seeded players.Unforced errors. In four out of Li’s six matches, she has hit more unforced errors than winners. In one match, she hit the same amount and in her semifinal triumph she hit just three more winners than unforced errors. If anything will prove to be Li’s Achilles heel, this will be it.
X-factor
The crowd. How will the RLA crowd react to Azarenka after the controversial end to her semifinal victory? Li’s forehand - just ask Sharapova. The Li forehand, when it’s on, is a weapon to be reckoned with. Li helped herself to 21 winners in her semifinal win.


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