Li Na of China hammered Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova 7-6, 6-0 to win the 2014 Australian Open, her second Grand Slam win and first Aussie Open title. But it was her acceptance speech after the match that really stole the show.
"Max...agent...makes me rich. Thanks a lot."
On her husband: "Thanks a lot. You are a nice guy"
Again on her husband: "Also, you are so lucky...for me."
"I know. You guys think I talk too much...but last thing."
Li Na has been a star on the WTA for 3 or 4 years. A feared player on the court and a proven winner. She is one of the biggest stars in China but, honestly, most of the rest of the world still has no idea who she is. Today's win and post-match speech will change that.
Get the endorsement deals ready.