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Kim Clijsters Defeats Li Na, Wins Australian Open

Kim Clijsters won her fourth Grand Slam title - and her first Australian Open - as she defeated Li Na in three sets, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3. The win for Clijsters is her second consecutive Grand Slam victory as she was the 2010 U.S. Open champion late last summer.

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Na, who is the first Asian player to ever reach a Grand Slam's final, had her fairy tale story thwarted. Na, the ninth seed in the Australian Open, defeated top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki in the semi-finals but could not finish Clijsters off after jumping out to a one-set advantage. Clijsters won the next two sets with relative ease, 6-3 and 6-3, to end Na's run in Melbourne.

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The men's final will take place on Sunday and pit two unlikely candidates: Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic. Murray bested David Ferrer 4-6, 7-6, 6-1, 7-6 to reach the finals while Djokovic took out defending champion Roger Federer in straight sets, 7-6, 7-5 and 6-4.

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