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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  1. Cesar The Chorizo Champ Of Chihuahua

    So since China is supposedly the new U.S.A., does it mean that we will have to put up with more and more stuff we don't care about like this?

    June 4, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |

    there is a guy here at work that looks clean....but smells TERRIBLE!!!..

    he has about 10+ cats at his house and i think they take turns going to the bathroom on his clothes or something... it's a combo of bo+cat smell.. if your could smell an 'nba stars armpit after a game inside a littlerbox" that would be the smell... anyways it's horrible to smell but he says he doesnt have a problem and doesnt smell anything..

    June 4, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Anthony's Case Posts

    I have been following the story and read they are reserving a cell for her at the death row womens prision in Fla. They must be really betting she is found guilty.

    June 4, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Anthony's Case Posts

    She is just nasty white trash. Horse faced stupid, un-educated, and penny-less stealing others hard earned money. How about getting a job and paying your own way? Now that's a novel idea.

    June 4, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Anthony's Case Posts

    That look on her face is priceless. It’s the same look she will have when they strap her into old sparky. Hhhuuunnn….it’s my turn. There are consequences to your actions princess.

    June 4, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Bleh

    See? You understand exactly what I'm talking about, Ruffie! And of COURSE he says he doesn't smell anything; he's immune to his own smell! It's kinda of like the people I knew in college who would throw a shirt into the dryer and re-wear it. Like Jeff Foxworthy said, they think "warm equals clean". Same concept.

    June 4, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  7. JJ

    I am gay. I earn my money on my knees.

    June 4, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |

    @jj-troll the gay thing is about 2 weeks stale/old past lame and getting on boring now...

    June 4, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  9. RuffNutt

    I'm lame and gay game.

    June 4, 2011 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  10. bleh

    I'm gay

    June 4, 2011 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Anthony's Case posts

    I'm gay.

    June 4, 2011 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jazzzzzz and Ellis

    We are married.

    June 4, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jazzzzzzzz

      Never in your wildest NIGHTMARES

      June 4, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Anthony's Case Posts

    OK, so if the child innocently drowned herself in the pool then why did Casey Anthony lie about it to the investigators when she was CLEARLY marked as a prime suspect?Why not just call an ambulance?
    THEN she got caught in the lie because the person she said was baby sitting her daughter( probably got the name in a phone book) never met her in her life.She got caught in the lie when she led the investigators to an apartment that WASN’T EVEN VACANT.No Where near where this babysitter really lived.
    After she got caught she sat in jail and came up with this even better story that is harder to be diss-proven.How did the duct tape get on her daughter again?How did the duct tape get on her daughters mouth again?
    OK OK so lets just ASSUME the little girl drowned in the pool………….Why would she cover up for her father after the defense clearly said her father said to her “I’m gonna make sure you go to prison for the rest of your life for this”Then she left and went partying

    Casey Anthony is just NUTS and a pathological lair.She was living a lie for years even before this whole thing happened.The “babysitter” was a 2 yr lie that she fed to her dad and tried to feed to the investigators that ended up at an empty apartment.She should be tried for lying to the police on 2 accounts on top of everything..

    June 4, 2011 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Anthony's Case Posts

    Quite frankly. I have seen enough. She is as guilty as sin and that child obviously did not die because of an accidental drowning in the grandfather’s swimming pool. That man was a professional law enforcement officer and would have done the right thing, especially if it was an accident. The defense is building up for a temporary insanity defence, and I am surprised her parents don’t strangle her for what is being alleged. This case has all the makings of the Simpson trial, except Casey Anthony is not rich and her defense team is getting all kinds of publicity

    June 4, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  15. CSnSC

    @Anthony's what will you do when the trial is over? Are you learning from Elis et al how to be a more well rounded,general troll?

    June 4, 2011 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
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