Women's final a delightful surprise

Updated: January 24, 2014, 8:20 AM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | espnW.com

MELBOURNE, Australia -- There are favorites and there are favorites, and Li Na is both.

Everyone's bet to win her second Grand Slam title Saturday night at the Australian Open after two weeks of guts and excellence, everyone's choice to win after the same two weeks of fun and laughs.

She is the most famous tennis player in China, with 120 million people watching her win the French Open three years ago. She names her rackets (Li Na 1, Li Na 2, etc.) and worries about hurting any of ...

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