Chinese tennis star set to win Australian Open
Li Na made history when she became the first Chinese national to reach the grand slam tennis final. Li currently rank ninth seed came out from behind to beat the world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki in their game at the Australian Open semi final. After an error filled opening set Li was able to fight back to win 3-6 7-5 6-3.
The 28 year old Li have been playing in several tournaments and was the first to reach a grand slam quarterfinal in the Wimbledon 2006, the first in a semifinal Australian Open 2010 and now at 2011. Micheal Chang was the first American of Chinese decent to shock the world by winning the French Open in 1989 at the age of 17. In Saturday’s final the winner will get US$ 2.2 million while the runner up gets to bring home US$ 1.1 million. Whichever place Li gets it will be her biggest winnings in tennis.
Wozniacki was able to beat Li in the first set due to Li’s errors, they thought that the game might end quickly but Li fought back like a Chinese dragon giving the first set to Wozniacki and won the game 7-6 6-3. During the final set the Chinese star need only one point to win the game then after a long rally Wozniacki hit wide with a forehand and then history was made.
Regardless whoever will win the Australian Open title, Wozniacki still remains as the World’s No.1 in tennis rankings.