Djokovic says he will soon marry his fiancee and longtime girlfriend Jelena Ristic. Read more »
Stanislas Wawrinka held firm in a match of high drama to defeat an injured Rafa Nadal 6-3 6-2 3-6 6-3 and win his maiden grand slam title at the Australian Open on Sunday.
The eighth seed roared to a two-set lead after top seed Nadal struggled with an apparent back injury sustained early in the second set, but the Swiss was left stunned as his opponent suddenly revived in the third at Rod Laver Arena. Read more »
News of Li Na's second Grand Slam final victory aroused strong reactons on the Internet on Saturday. Millions of fans expressed their jubilation online, celebrating the historical moment for Asia’s greatest female tennis player.
On Weibo, China’s most popular Twitter-like service, a flash news item on Li’s win posted by Sina Sports was forwarded nearly 60,000 times within one hour. The topic “Li Na wins Australian Open” is trending, with more than 241 million internet users joining the discussion. Read more »
The final of the 2014 Australian Open will feature two-time Australian Open runner-up Li Na, who will try to triumph at the event for the first time, and Dominika Cibulkova, who has now become the first Slovakian Grand Slam finalist. Both the players advanced to the title match with straight-set victories – Li lost just six games in her semi, while Cibulkova lost even less, just three games.