Australian Open & Li Na

The Australian Open is a major tennis tournament held annually over the last fortnight of January in Melbourne, Australia. Li Na (born February 26, 1982) is a Chinese professional tennis player. Li has won 5 WTA and 19 ITF singles titles. 5.0/5

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Li Na saved match point v Safarova at the Australian Open in 2014 and went on to win to the tournament.
Angie's loss reminds me when Li Na as an Australian Open champion lost in the 1st round as well...
5th reigning Australian Open champ to lose in the 1st round of the French Open, first since Li Na in 2014
Despite retiring from tennis in 2014, Chinese star Li Na still a crowd favorite at Australian Open
I love this winner's speech from Li Na at 2014 Australian Open.
The live draw for the 2015 Australian Open, featuring Michael Chang and Li Na.
Li Na won’t defend her Australian Open title this year, but she came to Melbourne with some big news:
Li Na announces to 15K fans at Australian Open!
Current Australian Open Tennis champions China's Li Na (L) and Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka carry the men's and women's singles trophies to the official draw ceremony at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne Park January 16, 2015.
Tennis - Li Na has decided who she thinks is going to win the Australian Open this year, designing her official heir. But surprisingly is not a name many would have expected her to say
She is Chinese tennis player Li Na announces she is hanging up her racket via
VIDEO: Li Na's fantastic champion's speech at the 2014 Australian Open:
Li's speech after winning the Australian Open this year was the best! You will be missed,Li Na! All the best in the future 👍
I am very sad to see Li Na retiring from tennis due to injury. She is a terrific person and a great ambassador.
Li Na was complete package: A piece I wrote after her '14 Aussie win. Watch speech afterward to know why we
Anyone else agree that Li Na's winning speech at the Australian Open was perhaps the greatest ever?
15 reasons to be sad about Li Na retiring (here's a Li statue in Wuhan/AFP)
15 reasons to be sad about the great Li Na hanging up her racket via
Li Na, who won the 2011 French Open and this year's Australian Open, has announced her retirement.
Li Na entertains the crowd with a funny speech after her women's singles final victory. Li defeated Cibulkova to take out her first Australian Open crown 7-6...
LETTER FROM LI NA: My dear friends, For close to fifteen years, we’ve been a part of each other’s lives. As a tennis player representing China on the global stage, I’ve trekked around the world playing hundreds of matches on the WTA tour, for China’s Fed Cup team, at the National Games and at several Olympic Games. You’ve always been there for me, supporting me, cheering me on, and encouraging me to reach my potential. Representing China on the tennis court was an extraordinary privilege and a true honor. Having the unique opportunity to effectively bring more attention to the sport of tennis in China and all over Asia is something I will cherish forever. But in sport, just like in life, all great things must come to an end. 2014 has become one of the most significant years in my career and my life. This year was full of amazing highlights, which included winning my second Grand Slam singles title at the Australian Open and sharing the extraordinary experience with my country, my team, my husban ...
Australian Open champion Li Na faces uncertain future. Hang in their girl. You will win again.
Li Na and Dominika Cibulkova will compete for the Australian Open title after they enjoy convincing semi-final victories.
Two-time finalist Li Na beats 16-year-old Belinda Bencic to reach the third round of the Australian Open.
Kristina Mladenovic stuns Li Na PARIS -- Another day on the clay at the French Open, another reigning Australian Open champion bites the red dust. Li Na lost her first Grand Slam match since winning the title in Melbourne, falling to Kristina Mladenovic of France 7-5, 3-6, 6-1 on Tuesday. The loss came a day after men's Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka was eliminated in the first round. Li, who won the French Open in 2011 and was seeded second this year, ended up with 37 unforced errors on a cool and overcast day at Roland Garros. Mladenovic had only 25 errors. "Nobody say if you No. 2 in the world you have to win all the matches. I mean, this is tennis," Li said. "I think doesn't matter who plays today against me; I always lose the match today because I don't think she ... put a lot of pressure [on] me. I think today just I gave it away." In 2011, Li became the first Chinese player to win a Grand Slam title. On Tuesday, she said she wasn't feeling quite like her usual self. "I don't think I'm doing ...
Wow! What a great win for Kristina Mladenovic who defeated reigning Australian Open champion Li Na in the 1st round at ROLAND-GARROS. What has been your favourite 1st round match?
Both the men's and women's Australian Open champs Stan Wawrinka and Li Na respectively lost their first match at the French Open.
French Open - A day after Stan Wawrinka loses, Li Na suffers same latest Australian Open champ to lose
And huge shock in Li Na and Stan Warwrinka losing! First time both current Australian Open champs have lost in first round at
Li Na Loses in 1st Round of French Open: Australian Open champion Li Na loses in 1st round at French Open, a day after Wawrinka lost
Li Na and Stan Wawrinka won the Australian Open, but lose in the first round of the French Open
Australian Open champs Wawrinka & Li Na make history... of the 'unwanted' kind
NEWS from bed :) • Prime Minister Narendra Modi raises issue of terrorism in meeting with Nawaz Sharif; Pak Prime Minister expresses readiness to discuss all issues in spirit of cooperation; Foreign Secretaries of the two countries to meet soon to review bilateral agenda. • Government constitutes Special Investigation Team to unearth black money. • Several new Ministers assume charge; Controlling price rise and restoring investor confidence, top priorities says Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. • Delhi Court orders Aam Admi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal's release from Jail after he files bail bond. • Qualifier-one play off IPL cricket match between Kings Eleven Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders postponed due to heavy rains in Kolkata. • World number two and the Australian Open champion, Li Na makes a first round shock exit French Open Tennis . HAVE A NICE SLEEP DARLINGS :)
Li Na and Wawrinka both lost in 1st round of French Open.. and both are 2014 Australian Open champs.. tough luck !
Australian open champs are knocked out in 1st round ... !!! # Stanislas Wawrinka and Li Na ... !!! -- French Open' 14 --
The curse of Australian open champions starts this year.bye bye, Stan and Li Na.
The second Grand Slam in tennis is set to begin on Sunday. The French Open from Roland Garros in Paris effectively launches the tennis campaign into summer. Li Na took home the Australian Open title back in January, and Stanislas Wawrinka emerged as the victor from the men's side. Both are in t…
Who will win the women's final at the Sony Open? The Dominant or the 2014 Australian Open champion Li Na...
Li Na has made the final of four of her last six tournaments: Australian Open, WTA Championships, Miami, and Shenzhen,…
Serena powers into final Miami - World number one Serena Williams has defeated Maria Sharapova 6-4, 6-3 on Thursday to reach the final of the Miami hardcourt tournament. Williams extended her dominance over the fourth-seeded Russian and now leads their career head-to-head 16-2. The American has won 15 straight matches against Sharapova, whose two victories in their rivalry came back in 2004. In the final Williams will be gunning for a second straight Miami crown and a seventh overall. She'll face the winner of Thursday night's match between world number two Li Na of China and 10th-seeded Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova. Li has won all six of her meetings with Cibulkova, including January's Australian Open Final and a quarter-final clash at Indian Wells this month. For Sharapova it was another disappointing finish in Miami, where she has reached five finals but never lifted the trophy.
Li Na has overcome Caroline Wozniacki 7-5 7-5 to reach the semi-finals of the Miami Masters. The Australian Open champion rode her luck in the first set, striking 32 unforced errors, but doing just enough to edge out the Dane. The deciding set was also evenly matched, but the Chinese turned up the tempo late on, winning the Final Four games to wrap up the contest. This is the first time that Li has reached a Sony Open semi-final, a feat that sees her become the only woman to reach the last four at both Indian Wells and Miami this year. Li will take on Dominika Cibulkova in semi-finals, a repeat of the Australian Open Final.
Great semifinal action tomorrow as the Sony Open goes into the homestretch. Just watched Li Na win against Wozniacki to come through to the semis. Li Na, playing a little more aggressive and effectively coming to the net more than usual, set up a rematch of this year's Australian Open Final against Cibulkova. The other interesting semi is Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova. Serena, being the favorite, goes into the match with 14 straight wins over Maria. Seems like all the top players are playing stronger round-to-round and finding their form at the right time.
What a run for Flavia Pennetta. A few short months ago she was outside the top 80 and close to retirement. Now she has defeated Australian Open champion Li Na to make the final of BNP Paribas Open Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Flavia meets Agnieszka Radwanska and will return to at least world No.14.
Li Na powers to her maiden Australian Open title via
Li Na will meet Dominika Cibulkova in the quarterfinals, setting up a rematch of the Australian Open f…
In a rematch of their Australian Open Final, witch this was contrast, Li Na was up against Dominika…
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A rematch of the Australian Open is scheduled in Thursday's quarter-final between World No. 2 Li Na and World No.
February 12 2014 Dubai UAE    There will be a feast of fantastic tennis talent on show from this coming Saturday as the qualifying rounds take place at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, held at the Dubai Tennis Stadium. Even before play in the main draw gets underway next Monday tennis fans will be able to see several marquee players in action, fighting for a coveted spot in one of the toughest fields assembled outside of the Grand Slams.   One of the biggest challengers for a place in the main draw is Canadian teen sensation Eugenie Bouchard who set Melbourne alight as she fought her way to the semi-finals of the recent Australian Open with victory over former world number one Ana Ivanovic.  The first player from her country since Carling Bassett-Seguso in 1984 to reach the last four in a Grand Slam, her run was finally ended by eventual champion Li Na, but earned Bouchard the title of the WTA Rising Star of the Month for January.   Bouchard is not the only player who made headlines at the y ...
Brian, if the Li Na article got blocked in the link I provided, here it is: UPON winning the women’s singles title at the Australian Open on January 25th, Li Na stood up (above) and gave a touching, witty speech in English. She teased her husband, thanked her fans and praised her agent for making her rich. Since winning the French Open in 2011, she has secured endorsements worth $40m, making her the third-best-paid Female Athlete in the world. There were no thanks, however, for “the motherland”, a fact that did not go unnoticed back home. Xinhua, the official news agency, suggested her success “would not have been possible without her time on the national team”. The opposite may be true. Ms Li, who turns 32 next month, spent her early years in spartan sports schools, but fled the system in 2002, sick of the pressure. She went to university and forgot about tennis, before being coaxed back under a deal known as danfei, or “flying solo”. She was permitted to choose her coach and retain 90% of ...
Li Na wins Australian Open for her second Grand Slam tournament title - ...
BEIJING, China (AFP) - Chinese official media and web users poured scorn on local government officials Wednesday after they gave multi-millionaire tennis star Li Na an 800,000 yuan (US$132,000) reward for winning the Australian Open. Li was handed ...
Li Na wins Australian Open in 3rd trip to final - Li, who turns 32...
With one day to go until her third final appearance at the Australian Open, Chinese tennis star Li Na said she is ready to face Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia as she spoke at Melbourne Park on Friday (24th January).
Video of Chinese tennis star Li Na, fresh off her Australian Open win, being slapped in the face by an official during an award ceremony of the China's 2001 National Games has gone viral on the Chinese web, sparking public anger about officials’ abuse of athletes. In the video, Li is awarded a...
Tennis champion Li Na's failure to recognise China in her Australian Open victory speech symbolised the growing tension between individual expression and loyalty to the state.
Just in from Martin Davidson - Thursday's alternative headlines. Australian Open winner Li Na tests positive for lithium and sodium. Dull rainy weather caused by solar panels wearing out the sun. SNP agree to look after Wales "every other weekend" if they gain independence. British Gas admit it’s now actually cheaper to burn banknotes. England will be warmer after Scottish independence.
Li Na, Australian Open champion, looking pretty hot in this picture.
A gambler in Australia won $196,000 by correctly predicting that Stanislas Wawrinka and Li Na would win the singles titles at the Australian Open.
Li Na made history as an Asian player by twice reaching the final of the Australian Open. China's tennis inspiration explains why the tournament is her favou...
Stosur backs Australian Open champ Li Na to reach no. 1...
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Li Na took advantage of her second chance at the Australian Open.
Saw the women's final speeches for 2014 Australian Open. Great, funny speeches. Li Na won over Dominika Cibulkova.
Tennis star Li Na delivers a witty victory speech after the 2014 Australian Open.
The 2014 Australian Open is over, leaving some of us in shock at Stanislas Wawrinka's victory over the injury-stricken Rafael Nadal and chuckling along with Li Na's fantastic victory speech.
Li Na: tennis champion, winner of Australian Open women's final. Why she didn't thank China: in Beijing
After winning the Australian Open on Jan. 25, Li Na set off a media blitz in her native China, where the 31-year-old tennis star made the front page of most major papers. Much discussion surrounded Li's post-victory speech, where she once again thanked her coach and husband -- but not China -- reign...
Li Na won the Australian Open 2014 and celebrated her win at Brighton Beach. Here are the pictures.
Li Na outperformed Maria Sharapova at the Australian Open, but can China's biggest sporting star now do the almost unthinkable and surpass the Russian as the world's richest Female Athlete?
Andy Murray drops to 6th in the latest ATP world rankings, while Stan Wawrinka is up to 3rd behind Rafael Nadal & Novak Djokovic. In the WTA rankings, Serena Williams stays ahead of Victoria Azarenka & Li Na moves up to third after her Australian Open win We want your rankings. Who do you think are the top 10 players ATP & WTA players, and in what order?
Li Na beat Dominika Cibulkova in the Australian Open women's final to capture her second career Grand Slam, and then delivered a perfect speech at Rod Laver Arena. After thanking her agent ("make m...
An official with TAB Sportsbet, Australia's largest bookmaker, told that it will pay out $196,000 U.S. dollars for a $435 parlay bet one of its clients made for both Stanislas Wawrinka and Li Na to win the Australian Open title.
May the odds be in your favor: Bettor wins $196K after picking Stanislas Wawrinka & Li Na to win Australian Open. » http:…
Li Na holding her Australian Open trophy. MELBOURNE—The third time was the charm for ’s best tennis player as she clinched her second Grand Slam in four years. The fourth seeded Li Na beat ’s Dominika Cibulkova in straight sets 7-6(3), 6-0. Li who is turning 32 next month will have much to celebrate...
Congratulations to Li Na and Stanislas Wawrinka Official on their Australian Open Wins!
Congratulations to the 2014 Australian Open winners Li Na and Stanislas Wawrinka Official. It was quite a tournament!
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After suffering the heartbreak of defeat in two Australian Open Finals in 2011 and 2013, China's Li Na finally got to give the winner's speech - and the result was brilliantly charming, light-hearted and funny.
A Swiss won the Australian Open; not Roger Federer but Stan Wawrinka. An Asian woman, Li Na from China won the Women! Congrats!
All the glee in China as Li Na triumphs in Australian Open Final: As this is known as the happy slam, it is...
Rolex congratulates Li Na on winning her first Australian Open and second Grand Slam title.
25th January: • Indian Govt announce 2 Padma Vibhushan, 24 Padma Bhushan and 101 Padma Shri Awardees. 27 of the Awardees are women. • Dr. Raghunath A. Mashelkar and BKS Iyengar awarded with Padma Vibhushan. • China's Li Na defeat Dominika Cibulkova by 7-6 (7-3) 6-0 victory to win her first Australian Open title and become the oldest woman ever to win the Australian Open at the age of 31. 24th January: • National Girl Child Day observed across India. • Supreme Court issued notice to Centre and Delhi government over Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's recent agitation in Delhi. • The DMK temporarily suspended its chief M Karunanidhi’s son and former Union minister MK Alagiri from the party’s primary membership. • The pair of India's Sania Mirza and Romania's Horia Tecau reaches the Australian Open mixed doubles final after beating defending champions Matthew Ebden and Jarmila Gajdosova. 23rd January: • Indian-origin professor Rakesh Khurana has been appointed Dean of the prestigious Harva . ...
It's "Chrissy", "Pammy" and "Cliffy" at the Australian Open. Chris Evert, Pam Shriver and Cliff Drysdale are calling the women's final and their pet names for each other put me in mind of a nursery school. So annoying. By the way, Li Na wins, this is a re-run. Don't know why I am watching? Something to do while I am ironing -- one of my favourite household tasks. When you iron, you think of nothing else.
In what could be the FUNNIEST Grand Slam speech of all time, Li Na thanks her support team, the crowd, and the Australian Open for an amazing 2014 tournament.
Cameras are cool...Dominika Cibulkova serving to Li Na in the Australian Open women's finals
Third time's the charm for Li Na, who overcame nerves to run away with her first Australian Open title:
Li Na wins her 1st Australian Open title in three tries, defeating Dominika Cibulkova in the women's final. Will she win a championship? View Full Gallery:
Li Na wins her first Australian Open title! Congratulations to our 2011 champion and to Dominika Cibulkova on making it to the final! Li Na remporte son 1er Open d'Australie ! Félicitations à notre championne 2011 et à Dominika Cibulkova pour avoir atteint la finale de Melbourne. ©FFT/Sportvision
And in Soccer, Man City come from behind to beat lowly Watford who were 2-0 up at half time. Liverpool also beat Bournemouth 2-0 as the australian open heats up with Stanlislas Vavarenka taking on world champ Rafa Nadal in the final game of the men's singles. Earlier, chinese Li Na strode home to beat Maria Sharapova in the final game of the women's singles in the Australian Open. Admin Ry
Li Na wins the Australian Open women's title in straight sets.
Third time lucky for China's Li Na as she wins Australian Open women's final, beating Dominika Cibulkova 7-6, 6-0:
Li Na is the oldest Australian Open winner in the Open Era after beating Dominika Cibulkova.
ICYMI: Li Na won the Australian Open title becoming the oldest woman to clinch in the Open Era
Li Na captures 2nd Grand Slam title with 76(3) 60 win over Dominika Cibulkova. 1st Asian to EVER win the Australian Open!
Li Na defeats Dominika Cibulkova to win Australian Open, becomes oldest women to clinch Aussie title in Open Era
Li Na of wins Australian Open title via congratulations to Li Na &China !
If you missed it last night, Li Na defeated Dominika Cibulkova to become the 2014 Australian Open women’s champion!
Li Na overcomes a shaky first set to beat Dominika Cibulkova and win the 2014 Australian Open
Australian Open 2014 Number 1 Serena Williams was the hardcore favorite but that didn't happened due to back injury where she lost in the fourth round. It gets better I believe if my girl Serena goes out earl all the top ladies should go out. What do you know the next round number 3 Maria Sharapova goes out. In the Quarter Finals defending champ world number 2 Victoria Azerenka goes out. Then in the Semifinals world number 5 goes out. That left world number 4 Li Na and world number 20 in the final which Li Na won finally her first title. THE BEST NEWS IS THAT Serena Williams IS STILL NUMBER 1 IN THE WORLD. I LOVE YOU Serena Williams.
Li Na captures first Australian Open crown - TVNZ Li Na captures first Australian Open crownTVNZWidely popular at Melbourne Park for her funny post-match interviews and wise cracks about her husband and his snoring, Li didn't disappoint the Rod Laver Crowd in her first victory speech. She first thanked her agent, Max, "for making me rich," her ... January 25, 2014 at 10:30PM
Third time lucky for Li Na at Australian Open: MELBOURNE, Australia — One again Li Na had the Rod Laver...
Rohit at Australian Open: Wawrinka a changed man in search of a miracle Sports | Updated today at 03:47 PM By Rohit Brijnath In Melbourne Persist. Sweat. Evolve. Reinvent. If four words define an Open, these might qualify. Here, in a Melbourne January, was further proof that talent cannot stand still, risk must be taken and second chances do exist. Li Na, 31, altered her grip on her serve and her thinking on court. Stan Wawrinka, 28, has laced his game with a sterner aggression and looks a refreshed player. Roger Federer, 32, has healed his body and courted the net and looks relatively sharper. Ana Ivanovic discovered a newer version of self-belief and Dominka Cibulkova has re-found her finest self five years after a French Open semi-final. Change for the athlete, who is a creature of faithful routine, requires faith and warrants courage. Often the technique they use and style they adopt has worked well enough. Yet risk lies at the heart of greatness. Li explained this perfectly when she said, after years ...
Li Na beat Dominika Cibulkova 7-6 (7-3) 6-0 in Saturday's Australian Open Final to collect a second Grand Slam title following her success at the...
Q2. i) South Africa ranks first on the ICC's one-day international rankings after India's loss to New Zealand in the second ODI in Hamilton . ii) China's Li Na advanced to her first Australian Open Final till date with a victory over Serena Williams. Which of the above statement/statements is/are true ? a) only i b) only ii c) both i and ii d) neither i nor ii
Li Na the Champion Australian Open 2014... You are the best woman tennis player in Asia
AUSTRALIAN OPEN - Congratulations to Li Na for winning the ladies title
Congratulations to Li Na, the Australian Open champion. Maybe will be next :)
Li Na just grab her first Australian Open trophy, tomorrow it's Nadal turn! Yippee!
Whoot!!! Just won $50 on backing Li Na to win Australian Open. Backed her at the start of the tournament.
Li Na just won the Australian Open Tennis match. Congrats to her, after three tries and talking about quitting I'm glad she stayed. The first Chinese lady to win that title. Dominika is one to watch, she's a little fire *** We will be seeing a lot of her in the future. The men's match should be very exciting tomorrow, my money is on Rafa to win.
Fourth seed and last year's runner up at the Australian Open Li Na takes on Slovakian 20th seed Dominika Cibulkova in the women's final. Catch all the live action from the Li Na vs Cibulkova game, as they happen.
Li beats Cibulkova in the Australian Open FinalPosted on January 25, 2014 by Marija in Australian Open, Dominika Cibulkova, Li Na with 0 CommentsPlaying the Australian Open Final for the third time, China's Li Na finally succeeded in going all the way to the trophy by working hard in the first set b...
Congratulations for Li Na as Australian Open Champs (first asian in asian pacific Grand Slam tournament)
China's Li Na bags her maiden Australian Open title beating Dominika Cibulkova in straight sets in the final.
Third time is the charm! In her 3rd Australian Open Final, Li Na finally gets to take home the title.
Li Na has won Australian Open. Proud to be Asian!
Follow the action of the Australian Open women's final between Li Na and Dominika Cibulkova.
Li Na of China celebrates after defeating Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia in their women's singles final at the Australian Open Tennis championship...
Chinese tennis pioneer Li Na has beaten Slovakian surprise packet Dominika Cibulkova to become the Australian Open women's champion.
Li Na is hilarious, what a sense of humor! Congratulations on winning the Australian Open. Not feeling Chris Evert in the pix, however.
Li Na has won the 2014 Australian Open crown beating 7-6 6-0 over Dominika Cibulkova at Rod Laver Arena.
WORLD No. 4 Li Na has taken the first set of the Australian Open Final in a tiebreaker.
Who better to preview the Australian Open women's final than a three-time winner of the title? Martina Hingis shares her thoughts on Li Na v Dominika Cibulkova.
AUSTRALIAN OPEN: GAME, SET AND MATCH Li 7-6 (7-3) 6-0 Cibulkova Li's backhand has been something to behold today and after 95 minutes, even her forehand is starting to motor. She looks unstoppable, opening up a 0-30 lead on the Cibulkova serve. Two points later and the Chinese brings up two championship points. The crowd begin to cheer in anticipation before quiet descends on Rod Laver Arena. The first goes wanting, as Li sends a forehand long but the second is hers as Cibulkova makes her 27th unforced error of the match. Li Na is the 2014 Australian Open champion.
Li Na trounces Cibulkova in straight sets to win first Australian Open title
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Li Na no joke ting. We want this Australian Open. Come on Li Na. Serena Williams gone do it for me and her pls. 32 club.
Three-time Australian Open champion Martina Hingis knows too well what it feels like to win at the prestigious tournament in Melbourne. The Swiss Miss weighs in on the upcoming Australian Open 2014 women’s singles championship match between Li Na and Dominika Cibulkova. Check ou the video below...
Li Na will aim to be third time lucky at the Australian Open when she takes on the rampant Dominika Cibulkova in the final in Melbourne on Saturday. The final can be watched via free live streaming online.
MELBOURNE: China’s Li Na guns for her second Grand Slam title and her first in three Australian Open Finals on Saturday against a player who is in some of the best form of her life.
The Australian Open singles finals are now set. It will be Li Na vs. 2013 Bank of The West Classic champion Dominika Cibulkova for the women's title and Rafa Nadal vs. Stanislas Wawrinka Official for the men's crown. Who are your picks to take home the titles?
MELBOURNE, Australia — Rafael Nadal continued his domination of Roger Federer, creating more distance in their long rivalry with a 7-6 (7-4), 6-3, 6-3 win in the Australian Open semifinals Friday at Rod Laver Arena. No. 1 Nadal, seeking his second Grand Slam title in Melbourne and his 14th overall, leads the head-to-head with Federer 23-10, including 9-2 at majors. WOMEN'S FINAL: Li Na brings confident game Spain's Nadal will face another Swiss, surprise finalist and No. 8 seed Stanislas Wawrinka, in Sunday's final. After his worst season in a decade, 32-year-old Federer, seeded sixth, arrived in Melbourne with a new, larger racket and new voice in his ear, adviser Stefan Edberg. FIRST TIMER: Wawrinka to make Slam final debut Federer used an aggressive game plan, but the 17-time major winner could not penetrate Nadal's defenses and seemed to wear down mentally as the match wore on. "I tried a few things ... then again, Rafa does a good job of neutralizing you," Federer said. "So I guess at times I cou ...
The latest from down under where Li Na reached her 3rd Australian Open Final in 4 years after beating Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets. Bouchard, understandably a little overwhelmed at 19-years old and her first time at the semis, settled in after being down 0-5 in the first set but Li Na, playing some of her best tennis, dominated with her big weapon the backhand side and hit winners from all parts of the court. I haven’t been too good with my predictions but maybe the 3rd time is the one for her! In the other semifinal, a big surprise as Dominika Cibulkova won 6-1, 6-2 over Agnieszka Radwanska. Radwanska, who had been so impressive in her 3 set win over defending champion Azarenka, struggled to get her crafty game going. It was fun to watch Cibulkova going for her shots from the first point and playing with confidence throughout the entire match. She deserves her place in her first major, beating a lot of great players in the draw.
Still on a high from having a brilliant time at the Australian Open Tennis. Watching it now at home but not as exciting as Rafa, Roger and Djokovic. Looks like it will be won or lost on who makes the least mistakes.Hope Wawrinka wins. More than impressed with the whole experience and seeing Rafa and Roger train and play. Awesome tennis. Got my face painted with RF on one side and Rafa on the other (it was a terrible job but what can you do? I couldn't see what she was doing! I asked for the Rafa Raging Bull logo he wears and I ended up with a huge bull on my face! The RF logo for Roger didn't look great either but everyone knew who I support.) I don't know who to go for in their semi final tomorrow night. By the way, that's Stefan Edberg with Roger, and we saw Rod Laver in the arena each night and didn't realize until I looked at the photos that Todd McKearney was there too, sitting behind Boris Becker who coaches Djokovic. Also saw Ana Ivanovic, Li Na, Grigor Dimitrov, Azarenka, Genie Bouchard, Aggie Raw ...
well the two big announcements of the day I already covered, the third was Shaun White pulling out of the X Games which is the most sensible thing possible, why risk missing the Olympics by injuring yourself in an event that seems to be held every month or so. Li Na into the finals at the Australian Open as Eugenie Bouchard's run finally ends, Cibulkova currently flattening Radwanska so it looks like the 4 and 20 seeds in the finals for the women. Michael Annett will have Kevin "Bono" Manion as his crew chief this year at Tommy Baldwin Racing, Manion has been with Martin Truex then Jamie Mcmurray and became available and he and Baldwin are old friends. Plus it gives Baldwin the chance to focus on the business side of things and get more sponsorship. Matt Kenseth will run about half the Nationwide schedule again in the 20 car for Gibbs. Force India are the first to reveal their 2014 F1 challenger, sort of. The team released a computer image of the VJM07, no big hump so that rumor wasn't true but it d ...
Gonna cheer on Eugenie Bouchard - the last Canadian in the Australian Open - extra hard tonight. She plays world no.4 Li Na of China
Li Na will hope to seize a golden opportunity at the Australian Open as the favourites have tumbled out of the tournament.
China’s Li Na reached the semi-final round of the Australian Open after an effortless victory over Flavia Pennetta.
Heavy action from the moves Genie Bouchard from +270 to +213 in her Australian Open semi with Li Na.
New post: Li Na, Eugenie Bouchard set for semifinal clash at Australian Open
Eugenie Bouchard is ready for her Australian Open battle with Li Na
Again interesting results yesterday from the Australian Open as 19-year old Canadian Eugenie Bouchard wins against Ana Ivanovic. Eugenie, the slight underdog, looked very comfortable in her first Grand Slam quarterfinal playing aggressive and going toe-to-toe with Ana. She had more reserves left in the 3rd set while Ana started making a few more mistakes than usual. The other match a little more as expected - Li Na, easily beating Pennetta, has been getting stronger from match-to-match and looks more than ready for the semis. A little surprised to wake up to the result of Wawrinka beating Djokovic in 5 sets. Going into the match Djokovic was clearly the favorite - the Australian Open champion of the last 3 years with a 25 match winning streak in Melbourne and having beat Wawrinka in the past 14 matches. But Wawrinka backed up his great results of the past 15 months. Sounded like the 4 hour battle was an incredible match. In the other men’s match – Berdych, one of Andre’s favorite players to ...
Li Na wasted little time in advancing to her fourth Australian Open semi-final with 6-2 6-2 demolition of Flavia Pennetta.
Eugenie Bouchard continues her impressive run at the Australian Open as she beats Ana Ivanovic to set up a semi-final with Li Na.
Eugenie Bouchard reached the semifinals in her first trip to the Australian Open, beating 2008 French Open champion Ana Ivanovic 7-5, 5-7, 6-2 on Tuesday to set up a showdown with Li Na.
China's Li Na has stormed into the 2014 Australian Open semi-finals after beating Italy's Flavia Pennetta (6-2,...
MELBOURNE: China's Li Na demolished Flavia Pennetta as she swept impressively into the Australian Open semi-finals and a date with precocious teen star Eugenie Bouchard on Tuesday.As Tomas Berdych
19-year-old Eugenie Bouchard from Montreal is the first Canadian tennis player to reach a Grand Slam semifinal in 30 years after upsetting Ana Ivanovic at the Australian Open. She will play China's Li Na in the semis.
YES!!! Genie Bouchard made it through the Semis of the Australian Open defeating Ana Ivanovic 5-7, 7-5, 6-2. She will face Li Na
Li Na conquered Italy's Flavia Pennetta at the Australian Open. Then she moved on to the Chinese Internet.
Li Na is also through to the Australian Open semi final at Melbourne Park with a win over Flavia Pennetta.
Li Na becomes the first Australian Open semi-finalist of 2014 as she eases to a 6-2 6-2 win against Flavia Pennetta
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Li Na overpowered Italys Flavia Panetta to become the first player through to the last four of the Australian Open, where she will face teenager ...
Melbourne, Australia, Jan 21 2014: Two-time finalist Li Na stayed in contention for another Australian Open title match after beating Flavia Pennetta 6-2, 6-2 Tuesday to advance to the semifinals at Melbourne Park. After beating two 16-year-olds in the opening rounds and saving a match point aga...
Well done Genie Bouchard on reaching your first major semifinal. We loved having you play Mylan World TeamTennis last year. Good luck to both you and Li Na! I also want to congratulate Ana Ivanovic on a great Australian Open. Keep going for it!
Congrats to Genie Bouchard, the only Canadian left in the Australian Open to win her quarter final against Ana Ivanovic!!! Good luck in the semis against Li Na
Two-time finalist Li Na books place in last four at Australian Open
Li Na is through to the Australian Open semifinals after beating Pennetta, 6-2 6-2. Go, go!
Li Na enters Australian Open QF China's Li Na crushed Russia’s Ekaterina Makarova 6-2, 6-0 on Sunday to advance to the quarterfinal of the 2014 Australian Open. She will now face the 28th seeded Italian Flavia Pennetta, who stormed into the quarters with an upset win over ninth-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany. Li has twice been the runner-up in Melbourne, in 2013 and 2011, and is hoping to continue her form to go one better this year.
OPEN DRAW: Williams' departure opens up her half of the draw significantly. Three other top-10 players have already departed - No. 6 Petra Kvitova, No. 7 Sara Errani and No. 9 Angelique Kerber - leaving No. 4 Li Na as the highest-ranked player in the top half. Both Li and Ivanovic are former French Open champions - the Chinese star won in 2011; Ivanovic won at Roland Garros in 2008. Li has reached the final at the Australian Open in two of the last three years, making her the favorite to advance out of this section. No. 2-seeded Victoria Azarenka, No. 3-seeded Maria Sharapova and No. 5-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska are on the other side of the draw. They play their fourth-round matches on Monday.
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Ivanovic beats Serena MELBOURNE — Serena Williams was a shock casualty in the Australian Open fourth round Sunday as Ana Ivanovic scored the tournament's biggest upset, but it was plain sailing for Li Na. Injured five-time champion Williams was bundled out 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, ending her bid to match Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova with 18 Grand Slam titles. The American revealed afterwards that she had a back injury and had almost pulled out of the tournament before her third-round clash with Daniela Hantochova. But she refused to blame the problem for her defeat. "Maybe I wasn't the best physically, but that had nothing to do with it," she said. "I think Ana just played a really good match. She did what it takes to win." Williams, whose movement was clearly restricted, pulled out of the doubles on Friday, although the withdrawal was blamed on an injury to sister Venus. It was a major scalp for Serbia's Ivanovic, 26, and set up a quarter-final against fast-improving Canadian teenager Eugenie Bouchard who ...
Li Na saves match point before rallying past Lucie Safarova at Australian Open - Daily News & Analysis
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To win the Women's Australian Open, Li Na and Azarenka must both be worth a punt at 11/1 and 5/1, Aza won the last 2 and Li Na 2 finals in 3
Hope to watch Australian Open in Melbourne next year. Allez, Roger and Li Na!
Li takes young foe to school: China’s Li Na stormed into the Australian Open second round Monday with a straig...
Tennis - Australian Open Venus among early casualties in Melbourne Venus Williams suffered a disappointing loss at the Australian Open but last year’s runner up Li Na cruised through to the second round. Williams blew a 3-0 lead in the deciding set to crash out 2-6 6-4 6-4 at the hands of Russian Ekaterina Makarova. Li started the Australian Open like a woman on a mission by brutally dispatching Croatian teenager Ana Konjuh 6-2 6-0 in just over an hour. Former French Open champion Li, twice a losing finalist at Melbourne Park, simply bludgeoned her young opponent into submission with her fierce groundstrokes to lay down a marker for the other leading contenders for the women's title. The fourth seed has become a big crowd favourite in Melbourne Park after her two runs to the final and was again well supported on Hisense Arena as she rode Konjuh's early challenge before racing away with the second set. "This is my favourite Grand Slam, I always love playing in Melbourne," a smiling Li said before leaving ...
Tennis | 2014 Australian Open | Day 1 | Day Session! Just to give you a quick update from Melbourne Park: Venus Williams has been knocked out in the first round. She won the first set against Ekaterina Makarova, but Makarova come back from the 2-6 trouncing in the 1st set, to win the 2nd and 3rd 6-4, and she's through to Round 2 Angelique Kerber was pushed to 3 sets by Jarmila Gajdosova, but the 9th seed eventually progressed to Round 2. Gajdosova will play with Matty Ebden in the Mixed Doubles. On the subject of Ebden, he leads Frenchman, Nicolas Mahut by 2 sets to 1, after winning the first two sets. Elsewhere, David Ferrer went through in straight sets, as did Tomas Berdych & Li Na. Currently on RLA, Sam Stosur leads Klara Zakopalova 5-3 in the first set. We're going there now. Remember, these two played in Hobart last week, and it was Zakopalova who came out on top. Rennae Stubbs is courtside, and calling the action for you are Sam Smith and Bruce Mcavaney!
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Li Na speaks to the press ahead of her first match at the 2014 Australian Open.
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World No. 1 Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams have been made the top seeds at the Australian Open which begins on Monday at Melbourne Park. Defending champion Novak Djokovic is the No. 2-seeded man, followed by David Ferrer, Wimbledon champion Andy Murray, Juan Martin del Potro and 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer at sixth. On the women's side, defending champion Victoria Azarenka is No. 2, followed by Maria Sharapova, Li Na, Agnieszka Radwanska and former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in sixth.
Congratulations to Li Na who successfully defended her Shenzhen Open title by defeating Peng Shuai 64 75. Do you think she can go one better than last year and claim the Australian Open title this year?
MARIA FINISHES THE YEAR RANKED 4 Maria will end 2013 at No.4 in the WTA rankings. This is the seventh time that Maria has ended the year ranked in the top 5 despite missing most of the second half of the year due to a shoulder injury. Highlights of 2013 include winning Indian Wells and Stuttgart and reaching the final at the French Open and the semis of the Australian Open. Here is the top 10: 1. Serena Williams (USA) 13260 2. Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 8046 3. Li Na (CHN) 6045 4. Maria Sharapova (RUS) 5891 5. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 5875 6. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 4775 7. Sara Errani (ITA) 4435 8. Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 4170 9. Angelique Kerber (GER) 3965 10. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 3520
Serena Williams favourite to defend WTA Championships title Serena Williams starts a strong favourite to win a second successive WTA Championships as the end-of-season finale begins in Istanbul on Tuesday. The world number one has only lost four matches and won 10 titles this season, more than any other year of her career. She will face Petra Kvitova, Agnieszka Radwanska and Angelique Kerber in the group stages in Turkey. Red group Serena Williams (World No 1) Agnieszka Radwanska (no 4) Petra Kvitova (no 6) Angelique Kerber (no 9) "It's a tough group," Williams said. "That's the thing about this event, you have to be ready from the first match." Eight of the top nine in the world rankings - world number three Maria Sharapova is injured - are split into two groups of four, with the top two in each qualifying for the semi-finals. Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka, who has beaten Williams twice this year, heads the other group, which includes China's Li Na, Sara Errani of Italy and Serb Jelena Janko ...
2013 Australian Open women's final Li Na vs Azarenka,I really want to help Li to win the title!
Li Na's first match tonight after Australian Open! Welcome back!
The women's champion has been decided at the Australian Open. Victoria Azarenka beat Li Na, eight syllables to two.
Victoria Azarenka promises to learn from Australian Open victory • Belarusian beats crowd and Li Na in final after controversy
Great pic from the Australian Open Finals of BNP Paribas Showdown- NY participant Victoria Azarenka and BNP Paribas Showdown-HK participant Li Na . Looking forward to seeing you ladies on World Tennis Day! (March 4th) Tickets on sale now:
Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka won her second Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, rallying from a set down to beat Li Na in a dramatic three-setter and successfully defend her Australian Open crown. Though she broke in the first game, Azarenka soon fell far behind against Li, losing five of the n...
Maria Sharapova has relinquished her world No. 2 spot to Serena Williams after the Russian's surprise Australian Open semifinal defeat to Li Na.
Victoria Azarenka of Belarus defeated Li Na of China to win a second consecutive Australian Open crown Saturday.
Victoria Azarenka has to be exhausted. The newly-crowned Australian Open champion plonked herself down in a patio chair outside the players’ café in the late-morning sun on Sunday, just over 12 hours after her dramatic three-set win over Li Na in the women’s singles final that ended a whirlwind two-week stint at Melbourne Park.
Women's Australian Open, geez, Im glad Victoria won, kind of a strange match, Li Na falling twice, then hitting her head, played on, what a gal.
Congratulations Victoria Azarenka on retaining your Australian Open crown, and well done Li Na for a great game. Looking forward to seeing you both here in Dubai in just 22 days!
Victoria Azarenka has retained her Australian Open title after coming from behind to see off Li Na of China. The Belarussian lost the first set but upped her game to win the next two and take the first Grand Slam title of 2013.
LA Times: Victoria Azarenka beats Li Na in three sets at Australian Open
Victoria Azarenka blocked out an unfriendly crowd, her opponent's injuries and her own slow start to beat Li Na and win a second consecutive Australian Open crown.
I really wanted Li Na to win the Australian Open. It would have been nice to see a new face in the winner's circle. Alas, she did not do it. C'est la vie. sjs
I'm such a donut! Didn't extend the recording on the Australian Open women's final. I guess ok, because I was Li Na all the way after Azarenka's stunt the other day...
Though Azarenka won the Australian open women final but for me the real winner was 6th seeded Chinese player Li Na...she is clean professional player and lovely down to earth girl...she twist her leg two times and bang her head so *** the ground but still she was smiling and playing brilliantly...
Li Na and Azarenka went head to head tonight with Li Na leading a strong start. Her lead was soon lost as she succumbed to multiple injury attacks throughout...
Victoria Azarenka beat Li Na in a nail biter with the crowd booing at her the whole match! Congrats on the Australian Open Title, Vika. Well deserved.
Aga Radwanska letting the world know how she feel about Vika winning the title over Li Na:
Hey Tennis Fans! Day 13 AO Update - Azarenka wins second Australian Open Title defeating Li Na in three setter! Congrats Azarenka! see you on the courts!
Congratulations to Li Na won the Australian Open runner-up
Azarenka beats injured Li in dramatic final - Victoria Azarenka won an incident-packed final against an injury-hit Li Na to successfully defend her Australian Open title and retain the world number one ranking on Saturday.
Li Na takes the 1st set 6-4. Can she take it in two or will Azarenka take it to a third?
Slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. Woke up early to follow the fortunes of my adored Li Na (whom I interviewed for the Times, and promptly fell fathoms deep in love with, two years ago) in the Australian Open, only to see her banjaxed by a twisted ankle and a bang on the head and beaten by a ghastly Belarusian who looks like Bertie Wooster's Aunt Agatha. Gutted. Then took courage in both hands to survey the smoking ruins of my finances, and discovered that my former employers have decided, for no reason known to me, that they owed me £755. O Fortuna, velut Luna, tota variabilis.
just saw Australian Open Final, it is sad that Li Na was taken out by the argent unprofessional player of all times she is a disgrace to the tennis world. VICTORIA AZERENKA you have lost a lot of fans and the respect that a player should have learn and grow up
Li Na takes a dive when her leg gives way during a set with Azarenka.
Wow, this Australian Open crowd is overtly against Victoria Azarenka after her controversial time-out in her last match; it must be a bit helpful to Li Na. I'd be a little more inclined to root for Vika if she weren't dating that LMFAO clown. Go Li Na!
After shooting herself in the foot in the semi finals when she called for a lengthy injury time out for a rib/breathing issue and later repeatedly made it sound like she was choking and needed the time out for anxiety purposes, Vika was sure to be fighting for the crowds support. Her opponent, Li Na...
Li Na and Victoria Azarenka give their acceptance speeches.
Oh, Li Na got second place in Australian Open.
Australian Open 2013: Victoria Azarenka v Li Na as it happened
That was my kind of a morning! First, I pushed the recliner over in front of the large TV (so I would feel court side), then wrapped the dog and I up in a cozy fleece blanket. We enjoyed a big bowl of Cheerios and blueberries, I was the one with the spoon, and she was the one doing the stealing of any loose cereal. We enjoyed the Australian Open Women's Final, but not the outcome! Exciting match!!! Edge of my seat kind of excitement!! However, my favorite Li Na didn't win. I am not loving Azarenka right now. In her last match I've heard she stalled for about 10 minutes, there by regrouping and pulling off a win. Seems unfair to Sloane Stephens! Katie, even though she is excellent company, didn't give a rats' behind who won! She only wished there more Cheerios going her way, smart dog!
DRATS! Was REALLY pulling for you, Li Na... You are awesome! Congrats Vika Azarenka on winning the Aussie Open!
I know I am watching the replay of the Women's Australian Open Finals. I also know who won the match. Still awesome tennis. But why do Pam Shriver and Chris Evert keep calling her Li Na? Isn't her name Na Li? It's driving me crazy! What am I missing?
Victoria Azarenka successfully defended Australian Open crown to retain the world No. 1 ranking with victory over Li Na
Victoria Azarenka is the 8th player to retain the Australian Open women's singles crown in Open Era: Margaret Court, Evonne Goolagong, Steffi Graf, Monica Seles, Martina Hingis, Jennifer Capriati and Serena Williams preceded her. In 24 of the last 26 Grand Slam women's singles final, the player that won the first set also won the match. In both exceptions, Li Na was at the losing end (2011 and 2013 Australian Open).
China's Li Na takes the first set 6-4 against defending champion Victoria Azarenka in the Australian Open Final -
Australian Open 2013 Women's Final! Since Im asian, rooting for Li Na. Forget about Scarborough Shoal and Chinese immigrants in the country first.
FB 98 - Australian Open watched for a while and what a game being played by Murray against Federer .. Murray wins and now for the finals tomorrow Murray vs Djokovic ... and not to forget the women's final .. Azarenka vs Li Na of China .. hmmm .. pretty good going for all ..
--For those who might be interested, I am reading the biography of John Adams by David McCullough. Adams is currently (in the book) on his second trip representing the rebellious United States, this time to England. Reading about his voyages across the Atlantic is scary stuff. No easy passage on a luxury liner! --Still following the Australian Open. I think I favor Li Na of China; don't know much about Azarenka of Belarus. --Spent yesterday at a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar on End-of-Life documents. Do y'all have a Health Care Power of Attorney (HC POA) completed and signed? Get to it! --It's still cold - cold - COLD !
Has RedFoe from LMFAO been on Sesame Street? He looks like a character from Fraggle Rock but love his music. Apparently he's dating Azarenka - the number 1 female tennis player who is in the final of the Australian Open against Li Na
Today on YouTube: Australian Open Finalist Li Na and possibly the worst serve in Grand Slam history
Victoria Azarenka will face Li Na in Australian Open Final; Azarenka leads all-time series 5-4 but has lost both Grand Slam meetings.
The pundits at the Australian Open say that, at 30, Li Na is playing at the prime of her tennis career and there is no reason that she shouldn't be. About Serena they say, at 30, she's coming to the end of her career. I've noticed something about the commentators. They all appear to be fearing that tennis is a dying sport and it needs some new saviors to come and make it exciting so people will watch and buy tickets so they can keep their jobs. Every time someone beats Serena, they say it's good for the sport of tennis. I'm guessing they say that because they think it'll inspire her to keep playing. It's annoying that they have such a huge stage and audience to spin to. Also.Martina Navratilova talks too much. That accent is cute on a guy, but on her it just sounds like she's rambling while we're trying to just watch tennis.'s mean Trish today.LOL.It's going to be a long one. Unless someone does something to brighten it.
way to go, Li Na! waiting on your first ever Australian Open champion and second Grand Slam!
Victoria Azarenka to play Li Na in the finale of Australian Open, 2013: The finale of Australian Open 2013 will ...
Victoria joins Li Na in Australian Open Final after a tough win over Sloane 6-1, 6-4
Maria Sharapova admitted Li Na was just too strong for her as she tumbled out of the Australian Open semi-finals
Excited to root for homegirl Li Na at the Australian Open.
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Sharapova was doomed and crushed by Li Na! *** Too bad for her, but a great feat by Li Na, bringing Asian pride in the Australian Open :D
Sharapova loses to Li Na in Australian Open semis - Source: - Wednesday, January 23, 2013 ...
Australian Open: Maria Sharapova stunned as China's Li Na crushes her to reach the final
Li Na shocks Sharapova to reach Australian Open Finals: Li Na, one of Asia's best players in the WTA circuit, pr...
Li Na becomes the first woman into the Australian Open Final, crushing Maria Sharapova with surprising ease. - 2013 Australian Open Tennis Championships
Bryan Bros won their 23rd Grand Slam in Melbourne.Sooo excited.Also Chinese player Li Na beats Maria Sharapova to reach Australian Open Final...It is kind of wired that 6-2, 6-2won Sharapova who had only dropped nine games in her previous five matches.Unbelievable.Sloane Stephens I think you will become the word champion in the future just as Serena Williams and Venus Williams.
Li Na advances to her 3rd Grand Slam final; was runner-up in 2011 Australian Open, won 2011 French Open.
So, Li Na is the first confirmed singles finalist of the 2013 Australian Open, defeating Sharapova 6-2 6-2! Maria lost more games in this match than all her previous matches combined.
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Li Na, Maria Sharapova, Victoria Azarenka and Sloane Stephens: who's your pick for the Australian Open Final?
Li Na Rising With a Big Win at the 2013 Australian Open With a win over Agnieszka Radwanska to reach the semifinal of the 2013 Australian Open, Li Na presses ahead.
Ferrer, Li Na advance to Australian Open semis: Three times in the first four sets, David Ferrer faced the prospect...
Oh... Finally, Novak Djokovic defeated Stanislaw Wawrinka 1-6 7-5 6-4 6-7 (5-7) 12-10 to reach QF. Stan could win the deciding set when he led 5-4, but the referee's decision turned it out. At all, Stan had a wonderful and proud match. So does the match in Premier League, Chelsea 2-1 Arsenal, with Lampard's penalty by the referee's decision against Arsenal. Mata and Lampard scored, Walcott replied. Arsenal's chances, by fans: Sack Wenger, buy players!!! Oh I don't think it's good. But the fact is he has no titles for 7 years so far. 2013 Australian Open matches today: Agnieszka Radwanska (4) d. Ana Ivanovic (13) 6-2 6-4 Li Na (6) d. Julia Goerges (18) Ekaterina Makarova (20) d. Angelique Kerber (5) 7-5 6-4 Maria Sharapova (2) d. Kirsten Flipkens 6-1 6-0 (she only meets dangerous players in QF and has impressive matches) The impressive newcomers girls this year: Sloane Stephens now reaches 4R of 2013 AO, ranked 25 Ksenia Pervak beat top 30 and even top 10 players Bojana Jovanovski was injured in the 3R mat ...
Li Na cruises to first round win at Australian Open - South China Morning Post: Li Na cruises to fir...
Tennis - Australian Open Women First round Sharapova leads top trio into second round Maria Sharapova swept aside any fears about her fitness with a ruthless 6-0 6-0 victory over Olga Puchkova as a trio of top women progressed with ease on the first morning of the Australian Open. Sharapova, the 2008 champion and runner up to Victoria Azarenka last year, was quickly joined in the second round by Venus Williams and Li Na after both the former losing finalists also enjoyed emphatic wins. Despite the record temperatures which have gripped Australia for the last couple of weeks, the year's first Grand Slam opened in mild conditions under overcast skies at Melbourne Park. There was nothing mild about Sharapova's demolition of Puchkova on Rod Laver Arena, however, and after saving a couple of break points in the opening game, she powered her way to victory over her compatriot in just 55 minutes. Smashing winners at will, particularly off her forehand, the Russian showed no signs of the collar bone injury that s ...
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'I'm really ready for the Australian Open. I will do of course everything to win that match tomorrow as well, and we'll see,' she said after beating Li Na in the Sydney International semis.
SYDNEY & HOBART, Australia - After making the perfect start to the season with a title run in Auckland, Agnieszka Radwanska makes the three-hour trip across the Tasman Sea to finalize her preparations for the Australian Open at the Apia International Sydney next week. In Auckland, Radwanska betrayed no signs of early season rustiness, not dropping a set all week and outfoxing an in-form Yanina Wickmayer in the final. As No.1 seed, the Pole has been granted a first round bye at the New South Wales Tennis Centre, with either a qualifier or wildcard Casey Dellacqua meeting her in the last 16. In a strong top half of the draw, Radwanska is joined by seeds Li Na, Samantha Stosur and Nadia Petrova, as well as fellow Top 20 members Roberta Vinci and Lucie Safarova. Stosur has often struggled to sparkle on home turf, and her first round defeat to Sofia Arvidsson in Brisbane last week was the latest disappointment to befall her in front of her adoring fans. The draw has not been kind to her either, meeting former ...
Good win for Li Na ahead of Australian Open: China's Li Na defeats world number one Victoria Azarenka in Thailan...
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WTA Shenzhen Gemdale Open 2013 31 Décembre 2012 - 5 Janvier 2013 The WTA has added a new event to its schedule in early January as part of the warm ups for the Australian Open. The event will be held in Shenzhen, China and is called the Shenzhen Gemdale Open, carrying a prize money of half a million dollars. 32 players will feature in the singles draw and 16 teams in the doubles draw. The event will be held on outdoor hardcourts. China's top ranked player Li Na, world no. 7, will be heading the field for the event. Also on schedule to play are Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli, former world no. 1 Jelena Jankovic and 2012 WTA New come of the Year Laura Robson. Li commented, “Ni Hao Shenzhen. I would like to congratulate Shenzhen on the confirmation of the Shenzhen Gemdale Open, and I am excited to confirm that I will be playing the tournament.” Marion Bartoli commented, “Bonjour! I am excited to be playing the first Shenzhen Gemdale Open. I congratulate Shenzhen for securing this exciting new tournament in ...
Australian Open Someone's happy today. Maria Sharapova beats Li Na in Rome 4-6 6-4 7-6. Who thinks the world No.2 will be the world No.1 this year? (PS: the men's final in Rome between Nadal and Djokovic has been postponed because of rain). Rgds
Li Na u will win! Come on! Let me gain trust in u. I hope this won't be like the Australian open where u r leading Clijsters 6-2 n lost!
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