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Victoria Azarenka Defends Australian Open title

The defending champion keeps her crown -- and the No. 1 ranking -- with her three-set defeat of Li Na in the first major of 2013.

By Tennis Now Staff

Li Na and Victoria Azarenka play in the 2013 Australian Open final (January 26, 2013) -- World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka beat sixth seed Li Na 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 to win the 2013 Australian Open.

The match was a roller coaster for both players, with Li taking two medical timeouts for rolling an ankle in the second and third sets. 

The match was also interrupted in the third set by fireworks lit in Melbourne Park as part of the city's Australia Day celebrations.

The title defense also ensures that Azarenka keeps her No. 1 ranking.

(Photo Credit: Mark Peterson/Corleve)


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