The (Chinese) revolution has come, and it was televised.
China’s 29-year-old Li Na, who says she is not a claycourt player, became the first Asian player (man or woman) to win a Slam title on Saturday when she defeated defending champion Francesca Schiavone 6-4, 7-6(0) in the 2011 French Open final.
Li can perhaps send a thank-you note to Babolat, the first-time ball supplier at the French Open. Rafael Nadal was is among players complaining that the Babolat ball is heavier and faster than the previous manufacturer’s ball.
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