Sunday, June 5, 2011

China's Li Na makes history at French Open

Above: Friends gather at a home in Beijing to watch Li Na play and ultimately celebrate her win.

BEIJING - WHEN Francesca Schiavone of Italy kissed the women's singles trophy at Roland Garros last year, becoming the first Italian woman to win a Grand Slam title, Li Na, who was beaten by Schiavone in the fourth-round, said: "If she can do that, maybe I can do that too."

So when Li took on Schiavone once again in the final at the French Open on Saturday, she simply would not let her golden opportunity slip away.

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