Sharapova knocked out of Australian Open 2013

Li Na from China has advanced to the final of the Australian Open by thrashing Maria Sharapova 6-2 6-2. Li Na will now be hoping to go one step further than she did in 2011 when losing to Clijsters in the final. The final will be against defending champion Victoria Azarenka who overcame American young sensation Sloane Stephens 6-1 6-4 in the other semi – final.