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FRENCH OPEN, HERE SHE COMES: Li Na might have lost the Australian Open, but she’ll always have Paris.

In a remarkably upbeat mood despite her loss, Li noted that several runners-up in Melbourne have gone on to win the French Open later in the year.

Last year, Maria Sharapova also lost to Azarenka and went on to win at Roland Garros.

The same thing happened to her, too.

In 2011, Li made an historic run to the Australian Open final but failed to deliver China its first Grand Slam trophy _ until a few months later at the French Open.

In 2008, Ana Ivanovic lost the Australian final before winning the French Open.

“I don’t know,” Li said. “I hope I can do the same this year.”

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FLASHBACK TO CHINA: Li Na joked that it seemed like the China Open with all the Chinese chants and red flags waving in Melbourne.

Chinese fans poured into Rod Laver Arena for the match and cheered Li on with shouts of “Jai You Li Na” _ or Let’s Go Li Na!

Li said she felt lifted by the support.

“I (could) hear a lot of Chinese fans,” she said.

So could the chair umpire, who had to ask for silence as some exuberant fans cheered in the middle of points.

“Also, I (could) see them with the China national flag everywhere,” she said, with a big smile. “I was like, `Oh! It looks like the China Open.’”

It was a change from 2011, when Li admitted she struggled to deal with how some fans cheered during her final.

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