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Li Na: Has finished as the runner-up in Australia twice before
Li will be hoping to reach a third final in Melbourne having enjoyed the one of the best years of her career in 2013.
The Chinese No 1 finished as the Australian Open runner-up in 2011 and 2013, on both occasions winning the first set before being pegged back.
Li became the first Asian winner of a grand slam when she triumphed in the French Open three years ago but has not been able to add to her major tally since.
Li won only one tournament last year but made it all the way up to third in the world rankings after a consistent run of form which saw her reach three other finals and the last four of the US Open.
Typically a baseline player, the slower hard-courts in Melbourne suit her game and she will be aiming to go one better than a year ago.
|27/10/13||S Williams||TEB BNP PARIBAS WTA Championships||F||Lost||6-2, 3-6, 0-6|
|26/10/13||P Kvitova||TEB BNP PARIBAS WTA Championships||SF||Won||4-6, 2-6|
|25/10/13||V Azarenka||TEB BNP PARIBAS WTA Championships||Grp B||Won||6-2, 6-1|
|24/10/13||J Jankovic||TEB BNP PARIBAS WTA Championships||Grp B||Won||3-6, 6-2, 3-6|
|23/10/13||S Errani||TEB BNP PARIBAS WTA Championships||Grp B||Won||3-6, 6-75|
|04/10/13||P Kvitova||WTA Tour China Open||QF||Lost||6-4, 2-6, 4-6|
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