29 January 2011

Kim Clijsters defeats Na Li to win first Australian Open title

Kim Clijsters has defeated the  Chinese Na Li at the Melbourne Park to win her first Australian Open title. This overall makes her fourth Grand Slam title. Clijsters denied Na Li to become the first Asian women to clinch the grand slam title, and she did so on her way to a 3-6, 6-3,6-3 victory.

Clijsters started off with a stern test , as she went down 3-6 in the first set , as Na Li was hitting pretty hard all around the court, stretching the Belgian to her limits. But later on Clijsters found her touch and , and turned things around for her self and Na Li was unable to let her shots land in the right areas. Clijsters remained firm, totally motivated and kept on running hard, and hit strong as well, which ultimately saw her home and lifting the trophy at the Melbourne Park for the first time.
 Kim Clijsters with the Daphne Akhurst Trophy 

Clijsters at the end of the game, thanked the audience for the support and morale boosting  , said:

“You guys have been amazing, and when things weren’t going so good you were always supportive of me, and I really, really appreciate it,” said the Belgian winner.

Kim Clijsters also applauded the Chinese Na Li who in her favour said :

"Li Na was definitely a very tough competitor. She really brought it to me at the start of the rallies. I was on the back foot and leaning back - I don't like that.
"The first set, I thought 'Wow! This is going to fast for me!' It was tough. I felt in the second set she was getting a bit nervous. I was just happy I was able to pull it off in the end."
With new ranking to be coming next week, Kim Clijsters will jump to the second spot.


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