Kim Clijsters is more interested in trying to win major titles than returning to the No. 1 ranking for the first time in five years, despite being only two matches away from overtaking Caroline Wozniacki at the top.
ABU DHABI - Spain had double reason to celebrate at the prestigious Laureus awards here on Monday as tennis world No 1 Rafael Nadal was voted Sportsman of the Year and the Spanish football team's World Cup win netted the it of the year.
Li Na of China poses with her trophy after her women's singles final match at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne Jan 29, 2011. As the first Asian player to enter a Grand Slam final, Li won the second place in the match.
Watching her lose to the more experienced Kim Clijsters in three sets in the Australian Open final was a huge disappointment to me, and the hundreds of millions of Chinese who urged her on in front of their TVs at the weekend.
Although Li Na was foiled in her attempt to land China's first-ever Grand Slam title, the impact of her success at the Australian Open is enormous and is expected to give tennis in China a huge boost.