With an impressive come from behind victory on Sunday afternoon in Cincinnati, Li Na claimed her sixth career WTA title with a three-set win (1-6, 6-3, 6-1) over Angelique Kerber in the women's final at the 2012 Western & Southern Open.
Na opened her final match completely ice cold when it came to both her serve and her forehand, and was only able to take one game from Kerber in a brief first set. But with all the momentum stacked against her, Na rallied to win 12 of the next 16 games to cap off a dominant finish that gave her the crown.
Of the tournament's $5.6 million purse, Na will bring home $496,000 for her efforts during the week. The 30-year-old China native holds better than a 72 percent win percentage over her career, but has never once made it past the quarterfinals at either the US Open or Wimbledon despite her French Open title in 2011.
Tennis legend Roger Federer turned in another masterful performance at the 2012 Western & Southern Open on Sunday afternoon, as the Swiss star took down Novak Djokovic in the men's finale over two sets, 6-0, 7-6.
Federer's victory now gives him five career titles at Cincinnati's Western & Southern Open, along with a second straight marquee head-to-head win over rival Djokovic. En route to snapping Djokovic's 15-match winning streak on hard court surfaces, Federer needed only 20 minutes to take the first set 6-0 before a hotly-contested second set gave him the win.
The No. 1 seed entering the tournament, Federer struggled visibly with Stanislas Wawrinka in Friday's semifinal match before stepping his game up in a huge way on Sunday. The unranked Wawrinka was the story of the tournament for his impressive play leading into the semis, and in the end would prove to be Federer's closest match this year in Cincinnati.
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