Li Na claims 1st title since Roland Garros
CINCINNATI (AFP) - China's Li Na earned her first title since winning the French Open 15 months ago, beating Germany's Angelique Kerber 1-6, 6-3, 6-1 to claim the ATP-WTA Cincinnati Masters on Sunday.
The 30-year-old Li rallied from a crushing first-set loss with some superb serving as she won 80 per cent of her first-serve points in a dominating third set.
This was her first tournament under new coach Carlos Rodriguez, who only came on board mid-week.
Li ended her fight-back victory with six breaks of Kerber's serve from 21 chances, with the fatigued Kerber starting to feel the effects of a leg injury.