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Azarenka beats injured Li in dramatic final

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Victoria Azarenka won an incident-packed final against an injury-hit Li Na to successfully defend her Australian Open title and retain the world number one ranking on Saturday. 

Belarus's Victoria Azarenka hits a return against China's Li Na during the women's singles final on day 13 of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 26, 2013. Azarenka won an incident-packed final against an injury-hit Li to successfully defend her Australian Open title and retain the world number one ranking.

After a scrappy match marked by boos for Azarenka, a break for Australia Day fireworks and two painful falls for China's Li, the Belarusian top seed dissolved in tears when she sealed the 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 win.

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