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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    awesome.. now if we could jsut get them into a mud-pit and wrestle...

    June 4, 2011 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Who was talking about lifestyle choices?
    I like them clean.
    Think Chanel.

    June 4, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Congratulations to China on this victory.

    June 4, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jazzzzzzz

    This calls for a celebration. How about French Poop A La Jazzzzz?

    June 4, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Ellis

    I love Frenchmen. I can suk a pair of french tennis balls all night long.

    June 4, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Ellis

    The bigger the better. O yes! Harder! I'm gay and I love it. How I miss Panama.

    June 4, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Bleh

    Just because it's in France doesn't make 'em clean. The French, I mean. Congrats to Li Na.

    June 4, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |

    is it really true that the chineese throw a metal pale down an alley way to name there babies?

    supposedly whatever noise the pale makes bounceing down the alley is the name they get..

    June 4, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Bleh, residents of Paris are, perhaps, the most polite humans in the world.
    How could they not be clean?
    If only we had a little of that throughout New York City.

    June 4, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Throwing a metal pail to name their babies sounds like a good idea to me.
    You can't understand what the Chinese say, anyway.

    June 4, 2011 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Bleh

    I've seen plenty of people who are polite as hell, but have body odor that could gag a maggot. Polie does not equal clean.

    June 4, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Bleh

    That's polite does not equal clean.

    June 4, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  13. JJ

    I'm gay. I like long hot dogs.

    June 4, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Bleh

    Ahh, the filters are at work again. What I said was there are a lot of people that are extremely polite, but whose personal hygiene habits leave much to be desired.

    June 4, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Bleh

    Well, bless my Doc Martens, it did go through!

    June 4, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
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