Li Na has become the first Chinese Grand Slam champion in tennis history, after she bested Italian defending champion Francesca Schiavone in straight sets to capture the French Open title.
Na defeated Schiavone with a tough score of 6-4 7-6(0). Schiavone hit a backhand long to give Na the victory that would put her name into history.
“Today is the dream come true,” Li said shortly after the trophy presentation. “Like I was a young player, I want be the Grand Slam champion. But today. . . Someone saying I’m getting old. So, you know, the old woman like the dream come true. Not easy.”