Victoria Azarenka of Belarus kisses her trophy after winning the women’s final of the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013.
Victoria Azarenka, defending champion, defeated , Li Na in the final of the Australian open Saturday to win for a second consecutive time in Melbourne.
The Belarusian and World number in the female cadre defeated Chinese girl, former winner of the French Open and World number six 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.
We bring you some highlights from the exhilarating encounter in pictures
Tear of joy: Can’t I won-
Sportsmanship:Li Na congratulates Victoria Azerenka after the latter won the women’s final of the Australian Open tennis championship
Victoria Azarenka of Belarus reaches for a forehand return to China’s Li Na during the women’s final
Azarenka picks up a tight one
China’s Li Na hits a forehand return to Victoria Azarenka of Belarus
Victoria Azarenka of Belarus stretches to hit backhand return
Li Na’s supporters
China’s Li Na is attended to by medical staff after falling for a second time during her match against Victoria Azarenka
US actor Kevin Spacey, front centre, watches the the women’s final between Victoria Azarenka of Belarus and China’s Li Na
American rapper Redfoo, right, watches the women’s final between Victoria Azarenka of Belarus and China’s Li Na
Li Na hits a return to Victoria Azarenka
Victoria Azarenka serves
Li Na hits serve to Victoria Azarenka
The two women with their trophies
Victoria Azarenka holds her trophy as she stands amongst the ball boys and girls
Victoria Azarenka of Belarus being congratulated by her team