Li Na Loses in Australian Open Final

Li Na's dream journey to the Australian Open final ended with a hard-fought, heartbreaking 3-6 6-3 6-3 loss to Kim Clijsters. While many tennis analysts predicted that Li wouldn't even win a set against the unstoppable Clijsters, Li started off as the stronger player and produced some amazing shots to take the first set 6-3. Unfortunately, Li's nerves, in addition to distracting photographer flashes and calls from Chinese fans in the crowd, got the better of her in the middle of the second set. Sensing Li's frustration, Clijsters capitalized on her opponent's change of attitude, and the rest of the match is history. Despite her loss, Li's amazing grand slam run has garnered her the appreciation and respect of millions of tennis fans, and she is now ranked seventh in the world, her highest career ranking to date. Photo courtesy of The Telegraph