Internet explodes with Li's victory

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.

Internet explodes with Li's victory
Internet explodes with Li's victory

Zhan Jun (Tennis TV color commentator): The public tend to use the word lucky on those who only win one Grand Slam. Li Na has turned from a lucky dog to a tennis legend with two GS titles. She is destined for greatness.

Internet explodes with Li's victory

Zhang Ze (Chinese male tennis player): Sister Na, you are incredible! Gods favors the diligent. You set a good example for us.

Internet explodes with Li's victory

Zhang Bendou (Tennis journalist): What is the next accomplishment for Li Na? Please go for the World No.1! I was so proud watching the awards ceremony, not only for I am a Chinese but also for what I do – a tennis journalist.

Internet explodes with Li's victory

Felix He (Tennis expert): Li Na is not only playing tennis. She is also sending a simple message: there is no shortcut to success.

Internet explodes with Li's victory

Liu Renjie (Tennis journalist): I cried again. I knew it was inevitable. I was there at the site when she lost the Australian Open finals twice. But today I finally witness history and her success. I just want to say congratulations, Li Na! Thanks for everything you have brought to us, Li Na.

Internet explodes with Li's victory

Russell Fuller (BBC tennis correspondent): It's great news for those who run the women's tour as they have invested heavily in a Chinese future, and even at nearly 32, Li has the power to add to her two Grand Slam tally. Eugenie Bouchard's fabulous run to the semi-finals sparked much excitement, but with Li and Serena Williams still playing so well, the next generation may have to wait their turn.

Internet explodes with Li's victory

Jane Zhang (pop singer): What a performance by Li Na! What a great New Year present!

Internet explodes with Li's victory

Yi Jianlian (Chinese basketball player): She is unstoppable! Congrats, Li Na!

Internet explodes with Li's victory

Zhang Quanlin (CCTV anchor): My dad was negative of Li Na’s tactics tonight. I would have fought him if he wasn’t my dad!

Internet explodes with Li's victory

Li Bingbing (actress): Champion! Awesome!

Internet explodes with Li's victory

She has become more poised on the court, with a mix of swagger and peace at the same time.

Internet explodes with Li's victory

Congrats, Li Na! You have proved once again that age doesn’t matter.

Internet explodes with Li's victory

When everyone thinks she has met her potential, she always climbs higher!

Internet explodes with Li's victory

I was so nervous when she played in the first set. The 6-0 second set result was a happy surprise.

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