Virgin Active Ltd., the health club chain owned by U.K. billionaire Richard Branson, has signed a deal with British tennis star Laura Robson.
Two years after losing her first Grand Slam tennis final at the Australian Open, Li Na is back in the championship match in Melbourne with a different approach.
Victoria Azarenka broke down in tears after fighting back to beat Li Na in an incident-filled Australian Open final to retain her title and the top ranking in women’s tennis.
Sloane Stephens kept her cool before her family lost theirs to oust her idol Serena Williams from the Australian Open and reach her first tennis Grand Slam semifinal.
Four-time Grand Slam singles champion Kim Clijsters says she’s looking forward to her career’s end.
Defending champion Victoria Azarenka yesterday beat American teenager Sloane Stephens to set up an Australian Open final against Li Na, who ended Maria Sharapova’s record run at the Grand Slam tennis tournament.
Li Na, who became the first Chinese tennis player to win a Grand Slam singles title, was hailed by local media as a resurgent champion after she advanced to the final of the Australian Open yesterday.
Victoria Azarenka fought back to beat Li Na in three sets to successfully defend her Australian Open title and retain the top ranking in women’s tennis.
China’s Li Na reached the Australian Open women’s final with a 6-2, 6-2 defeat of Maria Sharapova, who had not lost a set in five previous matches in the tournament.
Kim Clijsters, ranked second in the women’s tennis tour, will miss four weeks of the season because of shoulder and wrist injuries.
"It's been an incredible journey and a lot of dreams for me have come true because of tennis."
- Kim Clijsters on Aug 29, 2012