Clijsters frustrates Li, rules Australian Open
Kim Clijsters managed to win her second straight Grand Slam title and the fourth on in her career. Clijsters struggled early in the game before beating Li Na, 3-6 6-3 6-3, Saturday at the Australian Open.
the result ended the outstanding run of Li, who manage to become 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 during their third set even to the point of asking the chair umpire to intervene. later she complained about the camera flashes from photographers near the center court.
Clijsters open the match with an ace, then proceed in winning the game with four straight points, then breaking Li for a 2-0 lead after a few minutes. Li started to lose her nervousness and then finding her range during the third game breaking Clijsters and holding for 2-2. Li’s turnaround continued when Li saved two big points breaking Clijsters in the final game for the set. Clijsters then proceeded to serve in four straight games from the end of the first set, and staged a remarkable turnaround. Clijsters manage to hold serve to open in the deciding set and broke Li’s serve to take a 2-0 lead and winning the game.
At the end Clijsters was wiping tears from her eyes, she also stated that this might be her last appearance in Melbourne Park and 2011 will be her last year on the tour.