02 Jun '11, 4am

Sports - Tennis: China media praises Li Na: BEIJING - CHINA'S sporting press was awash on Thursday with praise

Sports - Tennis: China media praises Li Na: BEIJING - CHINA'S sporting press was awash on Thursday with praise

The 29-year-old Li now stands just one match away from a second straight Grand Slam final, having lost to Kim Clijsters in the Australian Open championship match at the start of the year. -- PHOTO: AFP BEIJING - CHINA'S sporting press was awash on Thursday with praise for tennis star Li Na, who became the first Chinese player ever to reach a French Open semi-final. The sixth-seeded Li will meet Russia's Maria Sharapova in the Thursday semi-final on the red clay of Roland Garros after dispatching fourth-seeded Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in convincing style, 7-5, 6-2, a day earlier. 'This was the most complete match that Li Na has played at this French Open and it appeared that everything was in her grasp,' the People's Daily, the Communist Party's official mouthpiece, gushed. 'Li Na has again made history... as Li Na herself said, everything begins from here and anything ...

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