WTA Diary: The Li & Genie Edition
Published January 28, 2014 12:11
Every week there's a lot happening on the WTA - on the court, off the court, by the numbers, even a few tweets... catch up on it all in this week's WTA Diary.
Third Time's The Charm
Li Na had already won the hearts of the Australian public, but on Saturday evening she became their champion. A 76(3) 60 victory over Dominika Cibulkova saw her finally win the Australian Open and help erase memories of final defeats in 2011 and 2013.
Down With The Kids
Australian Open semifinalist Eugenie Bouchard and WTA legend Chris Evert were on hand to help with the launch, popping into the city's ArtScience Museum for a forum with local students.
It's not yet February but Genie has already been forced to reevaluate her goals for the year.
Is That All?
On her arrival home, Li was greeted by a delegation of provincial officials waiting for her with a warm welcome and a cheque for 800,000 yuan (about $132,000).
Elsewhere This Week
Here's a quick rundown on everything else going down on the WTA this week, including S02 E01 of WTA Live All Access Hour and a significant milestone for Svetlana Kuznetsova.