Na Li into her 4th SLAM FINALS. Na has one Major - the French Open in 2011 - & a 2X Finalist at the Australian Open, in 2011 (to Kim Clijsters) and 2013 (to Victoria Azarenka). The Chinese will try and make it third time lucky here this year.
#4-Seed Na Li is the fave to win the 2014 Australian Open. She has made it to the SFs in 2010 (falling to Serena Williams), a Runner-Up in 2011 (falling to Kim Clijsters) & again finished Runner-Up in 2013 (falling to Victoria Azarenka). - 1/20/2014
6/6/15 Via Taroli Tennis: 2015 women's Perrier Legends Trophy champions Kim Clijsters and Martina Navratilova. @Martina http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/news/gallery/2015-06-06/perrier_legends_trophy_womens_final.html?start=finale-legendes-dames_0606_m4 …
5-Time #AussieOpen Champion Serena Williams def. unseeded Madison Keys 7-6, 6-2 to advance to the Finals. The 19 yr old failed to become the 8th player to def. both Venus and Serena Williams in a Grand Slam. However, Maddie's childhood idol, Kim Clijsters, was one of the #Elite7 to do so. 1/29/15
9/12/15 HISTORY MAKING FLAVIA: Flavia Pennetta joined Kim Clijsters as only the second woman ranked outside the top 10 to win the US Open. Flavia reaches a career high World #8 with the title win. -- In 1999, Flavia & Roberta beat Clijsters & Buric in doubles for the Junior French Open title. Kim Clijsters and Jelena Dokić were the defending champions, but only Clijsters competed that year with Mia Buric.
Luv & Luv Slam Bagels: Serena Williams' 3rd career double-bagel at a Slam... 2013 Serena d. Gallovits-Hall; Andrea Hlavackova drubbing at the 2012 U.S. Open; also 2003 Roland Garros d. Schett, ...."You give people any type of chance, especially in tennis, the match is never over until you shake hands."~ Serena Williams ------ Chris Evertt (ret.) had 13 shutouts...The great Margret Court (ret.) had 7 as did Steffi Graf (ret.). Kim Clijsters (ret.) had 6.
Na Li becomes oldest player to win the Australian Open women’s singles Title, defeating Dominika Cibulkova 7-6(3) 6-0 at Rod Laver Arena on Saturday night for her 2nd SLAM Slam Title. It was a case of third time lucky for the 31-year-old #4-Seed, who lost the 2011 Melbourne Park FINALS to Kim Clijsters & again in 2013 to Victoria Azarenka. This is Na's maiden Aussie Open. 1/25/2014