Li Na hopes Aussie pain means French Open gain

Li Na, 30, took the positives from her campaign, which included big wins over higher-ranked duo Sharapova and Agnieszka Radwanska, and hoped she could carry her resurgent form into the rest of the season.

updated: January 27, 2013 13:21 IST
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Melbourne, Australia: China's Li Na was hopeful of claiming a second French Open win this year after her appearance in the Australian Open final ended in tears, injury and defeat.

The sixth seed from Wuhan did her best to put a positive spin on Saturday's loss to Victoria Azarenka, claiming it may be a good omen after she also lost the 2011 Melbourne final before triumphing in Paris.

Li was one set up when she twisted her left ankle, and then after a long break for Australia Day fireworks she fell again and banged her head, briefly blacking out.

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