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Posts tagged ‘Australian Open’

New Tennis Season, High Expectations for Li Na

With the new year in its infancy comes another season of action on the world’s tennis courts, and this year it seems there will be an exciting one ahead for fans of the sport.

The 2013 Women’s Tennis Association Tour (WTA) could be a wide open competition this year as there does not seem to be one player who will be dominant in the field. Of course the usual suspects such as Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Victoria Azarenka, Petra Kvitova and Agnieszka Radwanska will most certainly be attempting to claim as many of the majors as well as finish atop of the rankings by the end of the season.

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Almost Is Still Newsworthy in Tennis

An article looking at the latest tennis duo from China, and how some of the world's less-reported sports are producing China's future athletic stars.

For all of about five seconds, there was discussion about an "all Chinese" final in the Australian Open. The People's Daily newspaper had already crowned Li Na and Zheng Jie — the Chinese female tennis players who both managed to advance into the final four to play against Serena Williams and Justine Henin, respectively — "two golden flowers."

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