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Li Na claims French Open title from defending champ

Originally Published: June 4, 2011
By Sandra Harwitt

PARIS -- When Li Na walked back into the players' lounge on Saturday afternoon, she did so as a Grand Slam champion. It was only minutes before that she'd dominated defending champion Francesca Schiavone 6-4, 7-6 (0) to become the first Chinese player to win a Grand Slam singles title.

There were tons of relatives, friends and others hanging around for Schiavone. Members of the Li entourage could be counted on less than two hands, but when Li entered the facility the sound of their cheers ...

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