Wawrinka shedding his demons

By the thinnest of margins, Swiss finally gets his shot at a Grand Slam title

Updated: January 23, 2014, 8:42 AM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

With No. 24 seed Dominika Cibulkova and No. 4 Li Na facing off in the women's final, this upside-Down Under tournament already has seen more than its share of chaos.

And now we can savor another slice of anarchy: Playing in his ninth Australian Open, in his 36th Grand Slam event, Stanislas Wawrinka is through to his very first major singles final.

Wawrinka held his nerve beautifully in a 6-3, 6-7 (1), 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4) victory over Tomas Berdych on Thursday night in Melbourne. There ...

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