Australian Open: Luckless Li says she blacked out during final
Published on Jan 26, 2013 9:42 PM
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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