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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.
Laura Robson ran into a camera crew when she stepped outside her hotel before heading to the U.S. Open on Sunday.
Defending U.S. Open champion Sam Stosur cruised into the fourth round of the U.S. Open, where she will face a teenager who has defeated former Grand Slam winners in her last two matches.
Laura Robson dissolved into giggles at a reference to British boy band One Direction.
Andy Roddick's tennis career will close at the U.S. Open, the site of his biggest triumph.
At a U.S. Open that will be remembered for goodbyes by Andy Roddick and Kim Clijsters, another former No. 1 and Grand Slam champion, Venus Williams, left with a spirited second-round loss that felt nothing like a farewell.
Not accustomed to losing the last point at the U.S. Open, Kim Clijsters picked up her bag, waved and bid adieu to the fans in Arthur Ashe Stadium — summoning up a melancholy smile before making her way to the tunnel.
Andy Roddick says the U.S. Open will be the last tournament of his career.
"Carlos is crazy," she told him.
"It's not just the tennis side of things that you think about now, it's about life," she said. "We've had a lot of things happen in these last 15 years that I've been on tour. I'm able to look back at them, and I'm very happy with the progress that I've made."