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Li Na’s win was big news in China, on front page of state-run paper

Chris Chase
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A picture of a smiling Li Na kissing her French Open trophy was featured on the front of a number of Chinese newspapers Sunday, including the People's Daily, the flagship newspaper of the country's ruling communist party.

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The headline reads, "Li Na Reached the Summit of the Grand Slam." Li famously parted with the state-run sporting system in 2008 and her career subsequently took off.

Li's victory was also above the fold news in the United States. The New York Times features a picture of the new world No. 4 on the front of its Sunday editions:

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