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Australian Open: Luckless Li says she blacked out during final

Published on Jan 26, 2013 9:42 PM
 
China's Li Na (centre), is attended by officials after falling on court during her women's singles final against Belarus's Victoria Azarenka on day 13 of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on Saturday, Jan 26, 2013. Li was left cursing her luck after she twice took a tumble and briefly knocked herself unconscious in a disastrous Australian Open final on Saturday. -- PHOTO: AFP

MELBOURNE (AFP) - China's Li Na was left cursing her luck after she twice took a tumble and briefly knocked herself unconscious in a disastrous Australian Open final on Saturday.

Li was a set up against Victoria Azarenka when she first went over on her left ankle, and she fell again in the third set, immediately after a break for Australia Day fireworks, smashing the back of her head on the court.

The world No. 6 did not blame her misfortune for the 6-4, 4-6, 3-6 defeat, but she admitted she was a "little bit worried" when she blacked out after banging her head.

"I think I was a little bit worried when I fell down and my head hit the floor, because for two seconds I couldn't really see anything. It was totally black," she said.

 
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