PARIS – China’s tennis star Li Na crushed defending champion Francesca Schiavone 6-4, 7-6 in the French Open women’s single final to become the first Chinese player to win a Grand Slam singles title.
By winning the Roland Garros title, Li Na is expected to rise to World No.4 on the WTA rankings (as of Monday, June 6, 2011), setting a national record for China and equalling the highest-ever ranking by a woman from Asia (previously held by Japan’s Kimiko Date-Krumm).
"I was nervous but I didn't want to show to my opponent," said Li, who appeared to be letting the match slip away in the second set. "I was a little bit shaking."
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