SEARCH

Sport » Tennis

Updated: January 30, 2011 18:48 IST

Clijsters wins Australian Open title over Li

AP
print   ·   T  T  
Belgium's Kim Clijsters gestures after winning the second set against China's Li Na in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, on Saturday.
AP Belgium's Kim Clijsters gestures after winning the second set against China's Li Na in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, on Saturday.

Kim Clijsters won her second straight Grand Slam title and the fourth of her career, struggling early before beating Li Na 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 Saturday in the Australian Open final.

The result ended the outstanding run of Li, who became the first Chinese player to reach a Grand Slam singles final.

Li appeared to become upset with some of the Chinese spectators in the crowd in the third set, and asked the chair umpire to intervene. She later complained about the flashes from photographers at centre court.

U.S. Open champion Clijsters’ win came in her likely last appearance at Melbourne Park, she said that 2011 could be her last full year on the tour.

Keywords: Australian Open

More In: Tennis | Sport


O
P
E
N

close

Recent Article in Tennis

Dabin, Katherine shown the door

After the high of the first week, champion Kim Dabin of Korea and runner-up Katherine Ip of Hong Kong bit the dust early, even as the bet... »