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Caroline Wozniacki Loses To Li Na In Australian Open Semifinal

Another top seed bites the dust. 

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Caroline Wozniacki lost to Li Na in three sets in the 2011 Australian Open semifinal. Wozniacki won the first set 6-3 before dropping the second set 7-5 to Na. Wozniacki had match point in the second set but failed to close out Na. Na won the third set easily, 6-3, finishing the upset of the top seeded Wozniacki. 

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With the win, Na has become the first Chinese woman to advance to the final of any Grand Slam. 

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Na will face the winner of the other women's semifinal which pits (3) Kim Clijsters against (2) Vera Zvonareva. Clijsters defeated Zvonareva in the finals of last year's U.S. Open - which is also a hard court surface. The winner will be the favorite to win the finals over Na, but Na has proved she is capable of the upset. 

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Coverage of the Australian Open can be found on ESPN2.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.