Worthy Finalist’s But Not The Women’s Final Most Predicted

Jan 25, 2013

The 2013 Australian Open women’s champion will be crowned tonight on Rod Laver Arena at Melbourne Park with world No.1 Victoria Azarenka and China’s Li Na vying for the honour of holding up the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Trophy, for most fans and pundits of the game this is not the final most of us predicted prior to the tournament, Serena Williams was the hot favourite coming in and it was widely expected that her opponent in the women’s final would be either Maria Sharapova or Agnieszka Radwanska, although none of that trio even made the big dance the two finalists in Azarenka and Li Na are worth contenders, Vika is the defending champion while Madame Li will attempt to go one better after reaching the final in 2011.

It will be an interesting match up between two players at different points in their respective careers, Azarenka is currently ranked the best women’s player in the world and at the age of 23 she is currently in her prime, Vika will be keen to repeat her victory of twelve months ago in Melbourne while Li Na is in the latter stages of her career at age 30 and will be attempting to add to her 2011 triumph at Roland Garros, it should end up being a good tussle between exuberant youth and a battle hardened and experienced campaigner, hopefully it provide’s all tennis fans with a fitting finale to the women’s singles championship at Melbourne Park in 2013.

Azarenka will probably go into the match a slight favourite but I have a feeling that Li Na will have the majority of the crowd support on Rod Laver Arena tonight, a Grand Slam final is always a grand occasion and it will be interesting to see which woman produces the goods on the big points when it matters most, both players have experienced the joy and euphoria of winning a Grand Slam title before but there will still be plenty of pressure and nerves tonight as they shoot for their chance at a second major triumph, although there is no Serena, Maria or Aggie in action tonight there can be no denying that both women deserve their shot at glory once again, the question is, which lady will become a two-time Grand Slam Champion at the Australian Open in 2013?…..Victoria Azarenka or Li Na??

Written by: Tono

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