Mind the Aussie 2011 | Part 1

The Women’s Tour: The Tour was fortunate to have Kim Clijsters and Na Li in the draw. Let’s not put aside the class act of Caroline Wozniacki, Maria Sharapova, Andrea Petkovic, Francesca Schiavone and other top seeded pros played this tournament.

The Women's Final: Kim Clijsters won her first Australian Open with a 3-6 6-3 6-3 victory over Na Li.
Na Li won over the entire world, not only for her superb baseline play, but for her outstanding personality on and off of the court. She stands on the baseline with a strong foundation, giving her perfect balance at all times.  She hits the ball as hard as she can from anywhere on the court and will make huge returns.  She moves across the baseline with ease and has a very consistent serve.  She also can come forward and can put her volleys into play which are simple, yet consistent. What her shots lack are variety and topspin.  She must also learn to move back to the baseline when necessary.  It is difficult to win Grand Slams just hitting flat, power strokes against Clijsters.
On the other hand, Kim Clijsters can move in any direction, slide on a hard court, she is the best defensive player on Tour, has a solid, well-placed serve, and can also drive the ball, add spin, hit a deep shot, serve and volley. During the match, Clijsters came out swinging flat and hard which caught Na Li off guard.