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Latest Li Na Items
The powerful serve that carried Serena Williams to 25 consecutive wins suddenly became the target of Ana Ivanovic's attack in a stunning fourth-round upset at the Australian Open.
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.
Serena Williams got on and off court as quickly as she could in the scorching heat Friday, registering yet another record with match win No. 61 at the Australian Open as she advanced to the fourth round with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Daniela Hantuchova.
Li Na had one simple request before answering questions in her on-court, post-match interview following a 2½-hour battle in the brutal heat at the Australian Open on Friday: "Can we stand in the shadow?"
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.
Kimiko Date-Krumm is used to questions about retirement but still has no answer. For now, she's content to continue the "miracle" of playing professional tennis at age 43.
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.