China's Li Na celebrates a point during her women's singles match against Italy's Flavia Pennetta on day nine at the 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 21, 2014. (AFP PHOTO / MAL FAIRCLOUGH)
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Li Na has exciting young teenager Eugenie Bouchard standing in the way of a second consecutive Australian Open final after the Chinese star crushed Flavia Pennetta to make the last four Tuesday.The next match is an unknown quantity for Li with Bouchard coming from nowhere to make her first ever Grand Slam semifinal, mirroring last year's run to the last four by American teenager Sloane Stephens.Ivanovic, who took a medical timeout in the second set with a left leg problem, was aiming to make her first Grand Slam semifinal since 2008, when she won the French Open and made the Australian Open final.The Italian, who is exactly one day older than Li, said her fellow veteran was continuously improving and would be hard to beat in Thursday's semifinal.
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