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  • Aug 31, 2014
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Australian Open

Li Na 'most influential player of the decade', says former great Chris Evert

Li Na is destined for more grand slams and a place in the Hall of Fame after the Australian Open win cemented her position as the most influential female player of the last decade, says former great Chris Evert.

Tuesday, 28 January, 2014, 11:50pm 1 comment

Li Na wins her second grand slam title with Australian Open victory

China’s Li Na weathered a feisty challenge from Dominika Cibulkova before roaring to a 7-6 (7-3) 6-0 victory to win the Australian Open on Saturday.

Struggling with her serve and an errant forehand in a tight first set, the fourth seed Li found her range in devastating fashion to notch six straight games on a cool, breezy night at Rod Laver Arena.

25 Jan 2014 - 8:58pm 2 comments

Ana Ivanovic stuns Serena Williams at Australian Open

Serena Williams’ long winning streak came to an end in a stunning fourth-round defeat to Ana Ivanovic at the Australian Open on Sunday.

19 Jan 2014 - 1:26pm

Federer revival continues but Sharapova admits she must improve

Roger Federer said his grand slam revival  was well underway Saturday as he smoothly reached week two at the Australian  Open, but Maria Sharapova admitted she had to improve or go out.

18 Jan 2014 - 2:26pm

Injury takes Li Na out of game with Wozniacki

Hong Kong tennis fans were left disappointed yesterday when Li Na withdrew from next Monday's showdown with Danish star Caroline Wozniacki because of the ankle injury she sustained in last month's Australian Open final.

28 Feb 2013 - 8:49am

Sports Digest, February 18, 2013

Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield stood toe to toe again - only this time there were hugs and smiles, and no bites to the ear. Instead, they were like old friends meeting in a supermarket, which is what they did.

18 Feb 2013 - 3:15am

Short Sport, February 17, 2013

Shin Ji-yai of South Korea and 15-year-old amateur Lydia Ko both shot three-under 70 yesterday to surge six shots clear heading into the final day of the Women's Australian Open. 

17 Feb 2013 - 4:41am

Still a labour of love for Li Na

As the temperatures sweltered through the 30s, Li's battle with world No 1 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in the final of the Australian Open had tennis fans at the edge of their seats as it stretched across three tense sets.

3 Feb 2013 - 4:00am

Australian Open king Novak Djokovic focuses on Davis Cup, French Open

In years past, Novak Djokovic marked his victories at the Australian Open with rowdy late-night celebrations, followed by bleary-eyed photo shoots the next morning. This year's win made history but inspired a more sober reaction.

29 Jan 2013 - 5:36am

Despite loss in Australian Open Li Na remains confident

Li Na did her best to put a positive spin on Saturday's loss to Victoria Azarenka, claiming it may be a good omen after she also lost the 2011 Melbourne final before triumphing in Paris.

28 Jan 2013 - 4:36am

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