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Topic - Li Na
The celebration began with a series of happy hops that propelled Serena Williams across the court. Soon she was twirling, waving, laughing and mugging for the cameras - a familiar ritual by a perennial champion.
For the first time in four years, Novak Djokovic is without a big title to start the year. Or any title.
Roger Federer beat Kevin Anderson 7-5, 6-1 Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the BNP Paribas Open, where the Swiss star has yet to drop a set in four matches.
Li Na set a record for Asian players by rising to a career-high No. 2 in the WTA rankings released Monday, while her compatriot Peng Shuai ensured another first for China by ascending to the top ranking in doubles.
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.
Li Na beats Dominika Cibulkova to win Australian Open women's title .
When Li Na thinks back to her first Australian Open final, she doesn't recall feeling nervous. Just very excited.
This will be Li Na's third time in the Australian Open final and her goal, she half-jokes, is to not fall down. For Dominika Cibulkova, the game plan is to enjoy the moment that she describes as a beautiful dream coming true.
Even in a Grand Slam as unpredictable as this year's Australian Open, the names in the women's semifinals may still prompt head-scratching among casual followers of tennis.
Two-time finalist Li Na has advanced to the Australian Open quarterfinals for the third time in four years with a 6-2, 6-0 win in just 59 minutes over Ekaterina Makarova on Sunday.
Li Na knows how lucky she is to play another round at the Australian Open after facing match point against hard-hitting Lucie Safarova on Friday.
Li Na is known for her cheeky banter and light-hearted humor with the English-language media.
A look at the first day of the Australian Open tennis championships on Monday:
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.
Li Na, of China, acknowledges the fans after her win against Madison Keys at the Sony Open tennis tournament in Key Biscayne, Fla., Sunday, March 23, 2014.
"It was pretty high-level match," Li said. "I lose the match, a little bit sad, but I still can see a lot positive. At least, I like the way I hit the ball."