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  • Aug 31, 2014
  • Updated: 5:35am

Li Na

Won the 2011 French Open women's singles tennis title, becoming the first player from China to win a grand slam in singles. She also reached the final of the 2011 Australian Open.

Li Na determined to become world No.1 and bag more majors

World number two Li Na has used World Tennis Day to declare she has set her sights not only adding to her grand slam collection, but to become the number one player in the world.

Monday, 3 March, 2014, 12:54pm 1 comment

Li Na tumbles out of Qatar Open

Top-seeded Li Na’s Australian Open triumph last  month was followed by a stunning tumble when she lost to a qualifier in the  third round of the Qatar Open on Thursday.

The celebrated Chinese player was beaten 7-6 (7-2), 2-6, 6-4 by Petra  Cetkowska, a Czech ranked outside the top 100, in a topsy-turvy contest in Li’s  first tournament since her Grand Slam triumph in Melbourne.

14 Feb 2014 - 10:14am 1 comment

WTA event organisers hope to bring Li Na to HK tournament

Australian Open champion Li Na is being wooed to headline Hong Kong's return to the world of professional tennis in September - in the WTA Championship at Victoria Park.

12 Feb 2014 - 11:36am

Li Na's win in Australia triggers debate over athletes' training system

The victory of Li Na in the Australian Open not only focused the attention of the media and bloggers on the glamour of the tennis star, but has also sparked a debate over whether the system for training the nation's athletes is in need of an overhaul.

2 Feb 2014 - 3:06am 4 comments

Li Na 'most influential player of the decade', says former great Chris Evert

Li Na is destined for more grand slams and a place in the Hall of Fame after the Australian Open win cemented her position as the most influential female player of the last decade, says former great Chris Evert.

28 Jan 2014 - 11:50pm 1 comment

Tennis ace Li Na a great ambassador for China, on and off the court

Sporting greatness is about more than winning trophies. Li Na claimed only her second tennis grand slam crown at the Australian Open at the weekend, but she is already one of the sport's most loved figures.

28 Jan 2014 - 4:12am 2 comments

Rafael Nadal calm ahead of crunch match as Li Na bows out in Beijing

World number two Rafael Nadal said yesterday he felt no extra pressure heading into a semi-final at the China Open which could see him return to the top of the men's rankings.

5 Oct 2013 - 6:31am

Li Na hailed as driving force of women's tennis

Women's Tennis Association chief Stacey Allaster hailed Li Na's rise as a key factor behind the growth of women's tennis in Asia as the next generation of Chinese players follow in the grand slam winner's footsteps.

25 Sep 2013 - 3:29am

I am my own worst enemy, admits Li Na after semi-final loss to Serena Williams at US Open

A disappointed Li Na admitted to an attack of stage fright in her humbling US Open semi-final loss to Serena Williams and said she would have lost to any opponent she faced.

27 Sep 2013 - 9:11pm

Li Na a step closer to grand slam, but toughest game is yet to come

After Li became the first Chinese player to reach the semi-finals at the US Open with a laboured 2½-hour win over 24th seed Ekaterina Makarova, she watched the seemingly unstoppable Williams crush her Spanish opponent 6-0, 6-0, the first "double bagel" in a quarter-final at Flushing Meadows since 1989, when 18-time major winner Martina Navratilova did it to Manuela Maleeva.

5 Sep 2013 - 3:55am