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Li's win watched by 116 million

Li Na's victory in the French Open final attracted a domestic television audience of 116 million, the WTA has said.

india Updated: Jun 10, 2011 00:40 IST

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Li Na's victory in the French Open final attracted a domestic television audience of 116 million, the WTA has said. Chinese state TV CCTV said the audience for Li's win over Francesca Schiavone last Saturday was the most watched sporting event in China this year, beating the 60 million who watched Li's defeat in the Australian Open final in January.

The WTA have clearly identified China as a major part of their future strategy, awarding Beijing one of their four "Crown Jewel" tournaments.

First Published: Jun 10, 2011 00:38 IST

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