The first Asian to emerge as French Open 2011 Grand Slam Champion

 Maria Sharapova at the French Open. (EPA)

 Li Na the new Grand Slam Champion. (AP)

Li Na and Schiavone holding their trophies after the final. (AFP)

It was indeed a spectacular French Open 2011. Maria Sharapova made it to the semi-finals but lost to Li Na. The defending champion Schiavone went on to the final and will meet Li Na. Li Na made history she became the finalist at the Australia Open. Now she has made a new history when she won the French Open. She is not only the First Chinese to ever won a grand slam but a first Asian to do so.

She also has a sense of humor when there were remarks that she was old to clinch a title. In fact, it was deemed as a classic final. But she commented that to achieve a dream at an old age, not easy. Though of course she never thought she was too old for this. Li Na won Schiavone 6-4, 7-6. She has also become the first ever Asian to rise in World ranking to fourth.

A remarkable journey for her. A spectacular game indeed for many.