Li Na leads Francesca Schiavone, 6-4. If the women's final of the French Open 2011 were a football game, it would be one of those situations where the field is soaked in a monsoon, nobody can stop anybody from scoring, and the last team to hold the ball wins. On a blustery, dry day in Stade Roland Garros, on a very dry court that's making footing treacherous, in a match devoid of the top four seeds in the women's field, the No. 6 seed is taking it to the No. 5, who also happens to be the defending French Open champion.
Had Li not taken the first set, there might have been trouble for the management. In the seventh game of the first set, a point clearly on the line was called out by a match official who used the wrong mark to measure where the ball had landed. All credit to Schiavone, who was down 2-4 at the time and said herself the point was good.