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Factbox: Reactions to retirement of China's Li Na


BEIJING - Reactions to the decision of Asian tennis trailblazer Li Na to retire on Friday due to knee injuries:

Slow start cost her chance at glory, Wozniacki says

NEW YORK - Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki said nerves and a slow start cost her any chance of beating Serena Williams in the U.S. Open final on Sunday.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 07 Sep 2014

Williams, Wozniacki put friendship aside in final

NEW YORK - For Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki, there is a time for friendship and a time for business, and business does not get much more serious than a grand slam final.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 06 Sep 2014

Profiles of U.S. Open women's finalists

NEW YORK - Brief biographies of the women's finalists at the 2014 U.S. Open (prefix number denotes seeding):

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 06 Sep 2014

Serena and friend Wozniacki reach U.S. Open final

NEW YORK - Serena Williams and friend Caroline Wozniacki arranged a get-together in the U.S. Open women's final, winning their Friday semi-finals in contrasting fashion on a stifling hot, humid day at Flushing Meadows.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 05 Sep 2014

Wozniacki reaches U.S. Open final as injured Peng retires

NEW YORK - Caroline Wozniacki advanced to the U.S. Open final in dramatic yet heart-breaking fashion on Friday when China's Peng Shuai was forced to retire due to heat illness, putting the Dane one win away from winning an elusive grand slam title.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 05 Sep 2014

Sharapova and Wozniacki to clash in U.S. Open fourth round

- Another top 10 seed in the U.S. Open women's draw is set to fall on Sunday when Maria Sharapova (fifth) faces Caroline Wozniacki (10th) on center court in the fourth round.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 30 Aug 2014

Halep shows intent with first-round demolition in Paris

PARIS - Simona Halep knows the claycourts of Paris well after winning the juniors' title here six years ago, and she showed a firm intent to shake up the main tournament with a first-round demolition of Alisa Kleybanova.

Third-time lucky Li keeps her wits to win Australian Open

MELBOURNE - "Best speech ever" was the universal verdict to Li Na's unscripted thanks at the trophy ceremony after she erased two near-misses at Melbourne Park with a joyous victory in her third Australian Open final on Saturday.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 25 Jan 2014

Li takes the extra step to win Australian Open

MELBOURNE - China's Li Na banished the ghosts of two Australian Open final defeats by overpowering Dominika Cibulkova on Saturday to win her second major title and give the grand slam of the Asia-Pacific its first Asian singles champion.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 25 Jan 2014
Roger Federer of Switzerland returns a shot to Radek Stepanek of Czech Republic during their match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in Flushing Meadows in New York, in this August 31, 2008 file photo.  REUTERS/Jeff Haynes/Files

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