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Li Na

Li Na is a former professional tennis player, the most successful Chinese player of all time. She won the French Open in 2011 to become the first Chinese player ever to win a singles grand slam, and added the Australian Open in 2014. She retired in September 2014, citing the toll injuries had taken on her knees.

China tennis pioneer Li Na back at Wimbledon and still wowing fans. Photo: Christopher Johnson

Serena Williams v Li Na? Only in motherhood

While Serena Williams was playing for a spot in the semi-finals at Wimbledon, another 36-year-old mother, Li Na, was content to relive old times a few courts away with other legends.