Saturday, January 21, 2012

Australian Open 2012: Big Guns Clijsters and Li in Open final

Big guns Kim Clijsters and Li Na are set for Australian Open final sequel at Melbourne Park.

Typically, though, the popular 11th seed isn't complaining about striking the sixth-ranked Li in the fourth round rather than later in the tournament like such a marquee match-up deserves.

'In a grand slam, every draw is tough,' Clijsters said after reaching the last 16 without dropping a set.

Li is also looking forward to returning to Rod Laver Arena almost exactly 12 months after she last took on Clijsters in her maiden grand slam final.

The reigning French Open champion said losing the 2011 decider was where she actually gained the belief that major glory was indeed possible.

'Last year was the first time to be the finals. I didn't have any experience for the grand slam final,' Li said.

Read more: Sky News
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