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Three is the Magic Number: Li Na Claims First Australian Open Title

Back in 1990, hip hop trio De La Soul released a single titled "The Magic Number" in which they state that the number "three" is the magic number. Well, fast forward to January 25, 2014 and the number "three" has become the magic number for China's number one tennis player Li Na as she walked out of the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne as this year's Australian Open women's singles champion.

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The Most Talked About Sports Personalities on Weibo in 2013

Chinese news portal site Sina released today a top-50 list of the most talked about sports personalities in 2013 on Weibo, arguably the most popular micro-blogging platform in China. The most mentioned athlete this year on Weibo is the LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant, with over 44 million mentions.

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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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China Sports Review Weekly Roundup

Most team members of Chongqing Daping Middle School football team, which won the 21th World Schools Championship in Turkey, have been found out to be pro footballers.

Gao Hongbo was named as new coach of China Men's Soccer Team, the youngest man to take the helm in 30 years.

Bernie Ecclestone backs the future of Shanghai GP...

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