- Associated Press - Thursday, January 27, 2011

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA (AP) - Li Na became the first Chinese player to reach a Grand Slam singles final, recovering from a set and a break down and saving a match point before beating top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 Thursday in the Australian Open semifinals.

Wozniacki, playing at a major for the first time with the world’s top ranking, had match point at 5-4 and 40-30 in the second set before Li rallied.

Li, who lost to Serena Williams in two tiebreak sets in the semifinals here last year, will meet either Kim Clijsters or No. 2 Vera Zvonareva in the final.


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