Li Na wins French Open, makes singles history
Li Na, a sixth-seed, rejoices Saturday after beating the defending champion Francesca Schiavone in the French Open finals.
June 4th, 2011
11:41 AM ET

Li Na wins French Open, makes singles history

China's Li Na became the first Asian tennis player to win a grand slam singles title as she defeated defending champion Francesca Schiavone on Saturday in the French Open finals.

The 29-year-old triumphed 6-4 7-6 (7-0) against the Italian, having been the first player from her country to reach the final of the clay-court tournament.

The victory will push her up to a career-high fourth in the world rankings, equaling the best by an Asian player set byJapan's Kimiko Date Krumm back in 1995.

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