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What’s next for Li Na and Dominika Cibulkova?

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Both Li Na and Dominika Cibulkova emerged from the 2014 Australian Open with their reputations greatly enhanced, as well as their career earnings.

China's Li - who had reached the final of this Grand Slam twice before, only to be defeated both times - won the women's singles final in Melbourne 7-6 6-0 to finally end her spell as a bridesmaid Down Under.

Slovakian Cibulkova, meanwhile, shocked many fans and experts with her scalp-laden run to the final, only to find herself well beaten by the hungry and powerful champion.

With Li aged 31 and halfway towards a possible Golden Slam, and Cibulkova getting a sizeable taste of what it could feel like to win a Grand Slam of her own one day, our team of expert ex-player analysts predict that the future could hold even more promise for both players than what was on display at the Australian Open.

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[FULL FINAL REPORT, EXTENDED HIGHLIGHTS AND POST-MATCH INTERVIEWS]

[THIRD TIME THE CHARM FOR CHARMING LI NA]

[CIBULKOVA CONFIDENT OF GRAND SLAM IN HER FUTURE]

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