14 Jan 2011

Clijsters to face Li Na in final

7:55 am on 14 January 2011

Kim Clijsters has survived a big test of her early season form to reach the Sydney International final with a 4-6 6-3 7-6 victory over Alisa Kleybanova .

The 27-year-old Belgian US Open champion is favourite for the Australian Open but required all of her expertise at winning clutch points from the big-hitting Russian.

She'll play China's Li Na who beat Serbian teenager Bojana Jovanovski 7-6 6-3 and reach her eighth career final.