04 Jun '11, 11pm

Tough for Li to repeat Paris success, says Schiavone

Tough for Li to repeat Paris success, says Schiavone

'To be number one you have to win many, many matches, not just one tournament, not just one Grand Slam,' said 30-year-old Schiavone. 'Maybe she has to win another one but everybody is hungry. -- PHOTO: AFP PARIS - DETHRONED French Open champion Francesca Schiavone believes history-making Li Na could find it hard to add a second Grand Slam title to her Roland Garros triumph. Li became the first Chinese player to win a Grand Slam singles title with her 6-4, 7-6 (7/0) victory on Saturday. But veteran Italian Schiavone insists the hard work starts now for the 29-year-old from Wuhan who will rise to number four in the world, the best ever by an Asian woman, when the new rankings are released on Monday. 'To be number one you have to win many, many matches, not just one tournament, not just one Grand Slam,' said 30-year-old Schiavone. 'Maybe she has to win another one but everybo...

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