MELBOURNE, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- Sixth seed Li Na of China ousted Russian second seed Maria Sharapova 6-2, 6-2 to reach the Australian Open women's singles final here on Thursday.
It was the second time for the former French Open titlist to reach the final in Australian Open. Li will face the winner between world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus and American 29th seed Sloane Stephens in the final.
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