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Li Na Wins China's First Grand Slam Title

She defeats Francesca Schiavone to win French Open

(Newser) - A little history at Roland Garros today: Li Na defeated defending champ Francesca Schiavone of Italy to win the French Open and claim China's first Grand Slam title, reports Bloomberg . The 29-year-old is part of a burgeoning crop of female tennis players from China nicknamed the "Golden Flowers"... More »

Kim Clijsters Wins Aussie Open

Belgian beats Li Na for 4th major of career

(Newser) - Kim Clijsters finally won her first Australian Open and the fourth major of her career, wiping tears from her eyes after she beat Li Na 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 today. The loss ended an outstanding tournament run by Li, who became the first Chinese player to reach a Grand Slam singles... More »

Serena Moves Into Final

Younger Williams sister dispatches China's Li

(Newser) - Serena Williams advanced to her fifth Australian Open women’s final today, beating China’s Li, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (1). The top seed dominated in the second-set tiebreak, the AP reports, winning with an ace after the 16th-seeded Li had twice saved match points. Williams will face either Justine Henin... More »

China's Li Bounces Venus

16th seed upsets No. 6 in ugly three-setter

(Newser) - China's Li Na beat Venus Williams 2-6, 7-6 (4), 7-5 Wednesday in a marathon Australian Open quarterfinal that featured 110 unforced errors. The sixth-seeded Williams served for the match in the second set against No. 16 Li but was broken, forcing matters to the tiebreaker, which Li dominated. Williams held... More »

Serena Into Semis Opposite Clijsters

Williams rolls over No. 10 Pennetta

(Newser) - Defending champion Serena Williams advanced to the US Open semifinals tonight, setting up a showdown against Kim Clijsters. The No. 2-seeded Williams beat No. 10 Flavia Pennetta of Italy, 6-4, 6-3 to improve her record to 23-1 in Grand Slam singles this season. More »

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