Kim Clijsters won her first Australian Open tennis championship, and fourth major of her career, by defeating Li Na, in three sets, on Saturday. The Associated Press, courtesy of espn.com, has the story, below.

Kim Clijsters of Belgium poses with the Daphne Akhurst Trophy after winning her women's final match against Na Li of China during day thirteen of the 2011 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 29, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia.

Courtesy---AP/espn.com

Kim Clijsters finally won her first Australian Open title and the fourth major of her career, wiping tears from her eyes after she beat Li Na 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 Saturday.

The loss ended an outstanding run through the tournament by Li, who became the first Chinese player to reach a Grand Slam singles final.

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