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Francesca Schiavone, Li Na reach final

Updated: June 3, 2011, 12:03 AM ET
Associated Press

PARIS -- Li Na is back in a Grand Slam final, reaching her second straight major championship match by beating Maria Sharapova 6-4, 7-5 on Thursday at the French Open.

The Australian Open runner-up, who became the first Chinese player to reach a Grand Slam final this year in Melbourne, was able to chase down nearly everything Sharapova had to offer in their semifinal on Court Philippe Chatrier.

"I'm sure they showed the match ... in China, so ... maybe children, they saw the match, ...

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