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One billion strong revel in Li Na's win

Updated: June 4, 2011, 2:35 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

PARIS -- Li Na is not a natural slider on clay.

She prefers the stability and pace of hard courts, but this spring she has been working on her sliding, in and out of shots, on Europe's greatest clay courts.

But after 1 hour, 48 minutes, after she took down Francesca Schiavone 6-4, 7-6 (0) in Saturday's French Open women's final, she lost her focus a bit. Stopping abruptly after the Italian's final backhand strayed long, Li dug in her heels and, sticking the landing a little ...

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