Clijsters Fails to Read the Script; 110m Chinese Share Pain as Li Na's Bid for Asia's First Slam Is Upset by Belgian
Byline: From Malcolm Folley IN mELbOURNE
KIm CLIJSTERS broke the hearts of 110million Chinese viewers who had turned on their televisions in the hope of seeing the coronation of their nation's first tennis Grand Slam champion.
They will have watched spellbound as Li Na, already a national heroine, won a set from Clijsters but lost the Australian Open here last night. Li Na's principal disappointment appeared to be the distraction caused by a legion of noisy fans determined to assist her through the gates of tennis history. No Asian has won a major, so when she jumped into a lead she discovered she had innumerable voices shouting advice.
'During the match, …
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Publication information: Article title: Clijsters Fails to Read the Script; 110m Chinese Share Pain as Li Na's Bid for Asia's First Slam Is Upset by Belgian. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Mail on Sunday (London, England). Publication date: January 30, 2011. Page number: 14. © 2009 Solo Syndication Limited. COPYRIGHT 2011 Gale Group.
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