Li Na takes a tumble
Luck was clearly on the defending champion's side when Li Na had to have her ankle taped after the first fall. The second tumble came and Li Na was blacked out momentarily after hitting her head.
The dramatic final was also interrupted by a nine-minute break due to the Australia Day fireworks.
It was an emotional win for Azarenka
Azarenka prevailed after playing for two hours and 40 minutes with the score 4-6 6-4 6-3 to win her second Grand Slam title. She will retain her no.1 world ranking.
"I feel really happy right now," Azarenka said. "It's been a long match. It's been a tough match. Li Na was absolutely playing great tennis. Unfortunate things that happened to her, you know, but that's sport."
Azarenka poses with the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup in the changerooms
A bottle of champagne to celebrate the win
Redfoo was at the changerooms to celebrate Azarenka's triumph
(Images via Zimbio.com, Sina Tennis)