What is History
Vaidisova, a semi-finalist last month at the French Open, went straight on the attack, breaking Li's serve in the first game, maintaining her advantage throughout and finishing off with an exquisite drop shot.
An exasperated Vaidisova lost her rhythm completely in the second set. Li's low, flat forehands paid rich dividends and she raced to a 5-0 lead. She finished off the set with a crisply delivered ace.
In a tense deciding set, Li, who beat fifth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova in the last round, broke the Czech teenager's service in the fifth game and held on for an historic victory.
Li, 24, started her sporting career aged five as a badminton player in her native Wuhan. After a year, a tennis coach persuaded her parents to allow her to switch to the ball game.
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