Luckless Li Na says she blacked out during final

However, she said she was feeling positive about her tennis after reaching her first Grand Slam final since winning the 2011 French Open, in a return to form under new coach Carlos Rodriguez.

updated: January 26, 2013 21:32 IST
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Melbourne: China's Li Na was left cursing her luck after she twice took a tumble and briefly knocked herself unconscious in a disastrous Australian Open final on Saturday.

Li was a set up against Victoria Azarenka when she first went over on her left ankle, and she fell again in the third set, immediately after a break for Australia Day fireworks, smashing the back of her head on the court.

The world number six did not blame her misfortune for the 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 defeat, but she admitted she was a "little bit worried" when she blacked out after banging her head.

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