Clijsters wins Australian Open title

Belgium’s Kim Clijsters came from a set down to beat Li Na 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 and win her maiden Australian Open title Saturday, dashing Chinese hopes of a first ever Grand Slam win.

After a shaky first set, three-time US Open-winner Clijsters fought her way back in a thrilling final in front of 15,000 fans at Rod Laver Arena, including a vocal Chinese contingent.

“I finally feel like you guys can call me ‘Aussie Kim’ because I won the title,” Clijsters told her Australian fans, who gave her the nickname when she was engaged to Lleyton Hewitt.