20 Aug 2012

Li Na wins in Cincinnati

10:26 am on 20 August 2012

China's Li Na fought back to beat German Angelique Kerber 1-6 6-3 6-1 and win the Cincinnati Open tennis title.

The victory ends Li's run of three defeats in finals this year, including a loss to Petra Kvitova in Montreal last week.

The 30-year-old Li's win was her sixth career title and her first since her French Open triumph last year.

The victory also comes after Li teamed up with Justine Henin's former coach Carlos Rodriguez earlier this week.

Kerber, looking for her third title this year, appeared shell-shocked by the turnaround and hampered by a leg injury and was in tears during discussions with her coach.