Superstitious fans in Thailand believe Li Na will beat Victoria Azarenka in today's Australian Open final because the Chinese won in Hua Hin last month.
Li defeated Belarus's Azarenka in the third edition of the annual Hua Hin exhibition match.
The first two winners of the Hua Hin event, Kim Clijsters in 2010 and Azarenka in 2011, went on to win the Australian Open. Furthermore, Serena Williams, hot favourite to win in Melbourne, withdrew from last month's Hua Hin match and was replaced by Li.
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