Originally written on Busted Racquet  |  Last updated 10/3/11

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 21: Donald Young of the USA plays a forehand in his second round match against Lleyton Hewitt of Australia during day four of the 2010 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 21, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Dadswell/Getty Images)
Game Point is Busted Racquet's roundup of facts, figures and links from across the web. Love -- Former teen phenom Donald Young entered 2011 ranked No. 129 in the world. At the start of August, he was exactly one spot ahead. But following a semifinal run in Washington D.C., an unexpected fourth-round appearance at the U.S. Open and his first-ever tournament final this weekend in Bangkok, the 22-year-old cracked the top 50 in this week's rankings. Young is currently at No. 43 and defends almost no points until April, which could allow him to rise to the top 32 and earn a seed at the Australian Open. Considering his ranking didn't even get him into the main draw of last year's Slam in Melbourne, that's a fantastic achievement for a young player finally on the rise. 15 -- A trip back to her native China didn't do Li Na any good. The French Open champion lost in straight sets in her opening round match in Beijing to No. 58 Monica Niculescu. Li Na has only five wins since hoisting the ...
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