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Victoria Azarenka needs to repeat as Australian Open champion to stay No. 1

Victoria Azarenka needs to repeat as Australian Open champion to stay No. 1

MELBOURNE, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Victoria Azarenka is back in the Australian Open women's singles final, this time against Li Na, with the No. 1 world ranking at stake.

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Djokovic returns to Australian Open final … Azarenka, Li to meet in Australian final … Sergio Garcia among Euro Tour leaders … Te'o says he wasn't involved in hoax … Sports news from United Press International.
Azarenka, Li to meet in Australian final

Azarenka, Li to meet in Australian final

MELBOURNE, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Defending champion Victoria Azarenka overcame injury and Li Na topped the world No. 2 player Thursday in advancing to the women's final of the Australian Open.
Stephens stuns S. Williams in Australia

Stephens stuns S. Williams in Australia

MELBOURNE, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Sloane Stephens stunned Serena Williams in three sets Wednesday at the Australian Open in gaining her first berth in the Grand Slam semifinal.

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NFL reinstates Sean Payton as Saints coach … Wes Welker's wife: Ray Lewis blast wrong … Djokovic, Ferrer head to Australian semis … Sharapova, Li make Australian semifinals ... Sports news from United Press International.
Sharapova, Li made Australian semifinals

Sharapova, Li made Australian semifinals

MELBOURNE, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Maria Sharapova and Li Na both won in straight sets Tuesday and will meet in the women's singles semifinals of the Australian Open.
Azarenka, Serena Williams again win easily

Azarenka, Serena Williams again win easily

MELBOURNE, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Defending champion Victoria Azarenka and third-seeded Serena Williams each lost only two games Monday in sailing into the quarterfinals of the Australian Open.
Sharapova into Australian quarterfinals

Sharapova into Australian quarterfinals

MELBOURNE, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- World No. 2 Maria Sharapova continued her strong run at the Australian Open with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Kirsten Flipkens in Sunday's fourth-round play.

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Djokovic notches another win in Australia ... Sharapova continues strong Australian run ... Gentry out as coach of Suns ... Critics unmoved by Armstrong's interview ... Sports news from United Press International.
Sharapova continues strong Australian run

Sharapova continues strong Australian run

MELBOURNE, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- World No. 2 Maria Sharapova lost her first games of the 2013 Australian Open Friday but gained the fourth round with a straight-set win over Venus Williams.
Sharapova in another 6-0, 6-0 win

Sharapova in another 6-0, 6-0 win

MELBOURNE, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- World No. 2-ranked Maria Sharapova Wednesday posted her second consecutive 6-0, 6-0 win in moving to the third round of the Australian Open.

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Djokovic opens Australian Open with win ... Sharapova, Venus win Australian openers ... USC fires Coach Kevin O'Neill ... Louisville is coaches' poll new No. 1 ... Sports news from United Press International.
Sharapova, Venus win Australian openers

Sharapova, Venus win Australian openers

MELBOURNE, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- No. 2-seeded Maria Sharapova posted a double-bagel win and Venus Williams dropped just one game Monday, the opening day of the 101st Australian Open.
Vesnina jumps in WTA rankings

Vesnina jumps in WTA rankings

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Agnieszka Radwanska kept her 2013 record perfect and Elena Vesnina won her first WTA title just ahead of the year's first major tennis tournament.

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Sapp, Strahan on Hall of Fame ballot ... Did Djokovic get easier Australian draw? ... Azarenka, Williams in possible semi match ... Cowboys hire Monte Kiffin to lead defense... Sports news from United Press International.
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Li Na of China returns a shot to top seed Serena Williams in the first round of the Bank of the West Classic at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California on July 28, 2009. UPI/Terry Schmitt
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Li Na ( (traditional Chinese: 李訥; simplified Chinese: 李讷; pinyin: Lĭ Nà; born 1940), or Li Ne , is the daughter of Mao Zedong and his fourth wife Jiang Qing, and their only child together. Her surname is Li rather than Mao, because her father used the pseudonym "Li Desheng" (traditional Chinese: 李得勝; simplified Chinese: 李得胜) for a period of time during the Chinese Civil War.

The names of Li Na and her sister Li Min come from Book 4 of the Analects of Confucius: "ne yu yan er min yu xing" (讷于言而敏于行, meaning slow in speech and earnest in conduct).

Li Na was born in Yan'an in 1940. She graduated from Beijing University in 1966. After graduation, she worked in PLA Daily.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Li Na."
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