Australian Open: Kim Clijsters beats Li Na in final
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Venue: Melbourne Park Date: 30 January
Clijsters beats Li to win Australian Open title
Kim Clijsters beat Li Na in a pulsating final to win her first Australian Open and fourth Grand Slam title.
Li had made history by becoming China's first Grand Slam singles finalist and made a strong start, but Clijsters powered back to win 3-6 6-3 6-3.
It is the first time that three-time US Open champion Clijsters has won a major title outside of New York.
The 27-year-old has now won back-to-back Grand Slam titles and will rise to second in the world rankings.
She made a typically fast start to Sunday's final, reeling off the opening nine points in a row to grab an early break of serve as Li looked nervous in her first major final.
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But the Chinese ninth seed had repeatedly shown her fighting qualities over the past fortnight and headed into the final with an 11-0 record in 2011, and having beaten Clijsters to win the Sydney title on the eve of the tournament.
She quickly settled into the rhythm of heavy hitting off both sides that had seen off world number one Caroline Wozniacki in the semi-finals and began to dominate again.