Play of the day: When tennis serves go wrong

Although she won in straight sets, Tuesday's Australian Open quarterfinal wasn't all smooth sailing for Li Na - best exemplified by this crowd-endangering shanked serve.

Na fired the ball high into the crowd from an errant first serve which was met with groans, laughter and then applause from the entertained Melbourne crowd.

When asked about the serve Na joked that she "wanted to have good communication with the fans."

She recovered sufficiently enough to destroy Maria Sharapova in the semi-final yesterday and will face Victoria Azarenka for the championship on Saturday.

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