Li Na kisses the championship trophy after defeating Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia at the 2014 Australian Open. Photo: AP Li Na kisses the championship trophy after defeating Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia at the 2014 Australian Open. Photo: AP
Li Na kisses the championship trophy after defeating Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia at the 2014 Australian Open. Photo: AP
Jonathan White
Opinion

Opinion

Jonathan White

Chinese tennis has stalled since Li Na won French Open; Wang Qiang’s Tokyo 2020 stance shows unwillingness to ‘fly solo’

  • Chinese No 2 Wang Qiang skips Wimbledon to focus on Tokyo 2020 – ‘Representing my country at the Olympic Games is the highest honour’
  • Attitude at odds with two-time slam winner, who has fallen out of favour back home despite success on court

Li Na kisses the championship trophy after defeating Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia at the 2014 Australian Open. Photo: AP Li Na kisses the championship trophy after defeating Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia at the 2014 Australian Open. Photo: AP
Li Na kisses the championship trophy after defeating Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia at the 2014 Australian Open. Photo: AP
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Jonathan White

Jonathan White

Jonathan White joined the Post in 2017 after a decade reporting on sport from China. He originally moved to Beijing to coach football in 2007 and later spent two years in Shanghai.