Superb Li holds off Schiavone to make history

June 4, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 


China’s Li Na held firm in the face of a ferocious comeback on the part of defending champion Francesca Schiavone to win 6-4, 7-6(0) and claim the first-ever Grand Slam title for a player from Asia.


The sixth seed put in a brilliant display, dominating Schiavone in the opening set and then stymieing the Italian’s comeback in the second. Li is a fully deserving champion, having beaten four top ten seeds to claim the crown, and her success should do wonders for the popularity of the sport in China.
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