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Li Na's honesty earns locals' backing for Azarenka showdown

The Australian Open bills itself as "the Grand Slam of Asia-Pacific", but that is not the only reason why the crowds here love Li Na. The 30-year-old Chinese, who takes on Victoria Azarenka in tomorrow's women's final, always seems to come alive at the year's opening Grand Slam event. Whether she is talking about her husband's snoring, her refusal to eat anywhere other than Chinese restaurants or her pleas to her coach not to push her so hard in the gym, Li's endearing smile and sense of humour have become a feature of this tournament.