Hopes that Serena Williams would end a 13-year boycott of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells were dashed on Friday.
China's Li Na banished the ghosts of two Australian Open final defeats by overpowering Dominika Cibulkova on Saturday.
Brief biographies of the women's finalists at the 2014 Australian Open on Saturday:
Li Na's memories of her previous Australian Open finals are not fond ones as she prepares for a third at Melbourne Park on Saturday against first-time finalist
China's Li Na advanced to her second successive Australian Open final with a 6-2 6-4 victory over Eugenie Bouchard.
Li Na will hope to keep her head in check and feet on the ground during her third Australian Open final.
BNP Paribas Open organisers were hopeful that Serena Williams would end a 13-year boycott of the event at Indian Wells.
Li Na wasted little time in advancing to her fourth Australian Open semi-final with 6-2 6-2 demolition of Flavia Pennetta.
Following the news of Marion Bartoli's retirement, players have expressed their surprise but back the Frenchwoman.
Former top players Goran Ivanisevic and Guy Forget have urged Marion Bartoli to reconsider her shock decision to retire.
Marion Bartoli reached her second Wimbledon final with a 6-1 6-2 demolition of Kirsten Flipkens on Centre Court.
There will be a new champion at Wimbledon after Kirsten Flipkens beat 2011 champion Petra Kvitova in the quarter-final.
The fans huddled together on a chilly Centre Court all agreed the Wimbledon women's quarter-finals were low on star names.
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