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The final countdown: Li Na is reday

06-04-2011 15:46 BJT

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In a matter of hours, Li Na will take on defending French Open Champion, Francesca Schiavone of Italy, in the 2011 final. China's top ranked player has had her last practice session ahead of the clash to fine tune any last niggles in her clay court game.

Li Na is in the spotlight in China, and the world.

Fans from everywhere have come to watch her compete and train during the past two weeks at Roland Garros .

As the first Asian to reach the final of the French Open, there is more pressure on her than for many of her opponents in this past week.

Her final session focuses on serving and some extra work on her backhand to counter the strength of her final opponent, Francesca Schiavone.

The last few hours before a Grand Slam final are always tense but her coach says she's as prepared as she can be.

Li Na looks confident and relaxed, on the verge of creating history for Chinese tennis.

Li Na looks confident and relaxed, on the verge of creating history for Chinese tennis.

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: CNTV.CN

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