Li Na of China kisses the trophy after winning her women's final against Francesca Schiavone of Italy at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris on June 4, 2011. Photo: Reuters Li Na of China kisses the trophy after winning her women's final against Francesca Schiavone of Italy at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris on June 4, 2011. Photo: Reuters
Li Na of China kisses the trophy after winning her women's final against Francesca Schiavone of Italy at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris on June 4, 2011. Photo: Reuters
Li Na

Li Na’s French Open win opened the door for Chinese and Asian tennis

  • The Wuhan native’s victory over Francesca Schiavone in Paris in 2011 was first singles grand slam for an Asian tennis player
  • Former world No 2, who would win Australian Open in 2014 before retiring, handed 2019 trophy to Naomi Osaka

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Li Na of China kisses the trophy after winning her women's final against Francesca Schiavone of Italy at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris on June 4, 2011. Photo: Reuters Li Na of China kisses the trophy after winning her women's final against Francesca Schiavone of Italy at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris on June 4, 2011. Photo: Reuters
Li Na of China kisses the trophy after winning her women's final against Francesca Schiavone of Italy at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris on June 4, 2011. Photo: Reuters
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