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Topic - Kim Clijsters
Seven months after giving retirement serious thought, Li Na made it third time lucky in an Australian Open final with a 7-6 (3), 6-0 win over Dominika Cibulkova to become the oldest women's champion here in the Open era.
When Li Na thinks back to her first Australian Open final, she doesn't recall feeling nervous. Just very excited.
After researching on YouTube a 16-year-old opponent she'd never seen play before, Li Na will have to do it all over again for her next round at the Australian Open against another 16-year-old unknown to her.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Fresh from three weeks off the tennis court during her offseason and a win last week in China, Li Na is back at one of her favorite tournaments with a slightly revamped game looking to add a second career Grand Slam singles title.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Women to watch at the Australian Open, which begins Monday:
As our nation continues to recover from the worst recession in a generation, our lives are awash with stories of doomsday and dread. Our college graduates are returning home to live with their parents, unable to put their degrees to use. Too many people are out of work, unable to make ends meet. Many companies are paralyzed by fear of the unknown, waiting cautiously to see how things shake out.
The 23rd-seeded Lisicki, who matched Williams' power in her stunning victory Monday over the world's No. 1 player, came back less than 24 hours later and hit six drop shots for winners in dissecting the 46th-ranked Kaia Kanepi.
When Li Na saw all the Chinese flags and heard the cheers of "Jia You," or "Let's Go" in Mandarin, during her Australian Open final against Victoria Azarenka, she thought she might have been in Beijing.
China's Li Na has overpowered second-seeded Maria Sharapova 6-2, 6-2 to advance to the Australian Open final and a chance for her second Grand Slam title.
French Open champion Li Na credits new coach Carlos Rodriguez with turning her tennis career around _ and saving her marriage.
Li Na advanced to the Australian Open semifinals for the third time in four years, bringing fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska's 13-match winning streak to a shuddering halt.
Tennis rivals don't normally get messages from their opponent's mother wishing them well in the next round. Particularly after a defeat.
Agnieszka Radwanska extended the best winning streak of the year to 11 matches as she rolled into the third round of the Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Romania's Irina-Camelia Begu on Wednesday.
Kim Clijsters will play a ceremonial farewell match on Dec. 12 against Venus Williams.
The latest woman to absorb a lopsided loss against Serena Williams thinks the 14-time Grand Slam champion should take on a new challenge.
"I was so excited. I never thought about (being) nervous," she said.
The 2011 French Open champion, who lost finals at Melbourne Park to Victoria Azarenka last year and Kim Clijsters in 2011, says the Australian Open "is my favorite Grand Slam."