Na Li

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Li Na has probably never before been compared to the Xinjiang Flying Tigers, but there’s a first time for everything. Both are on losing streaks ...
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Stephon Marbury could be in line for a second statue in Beijing. Having missed most of the season through injury, he has inspired the Beijing Ducks ...
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Roger Federer shakes hands with Kevin Anderson after defeating him in the Indian Wells quarterfinal Day 9 in the Californian desert had ...
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Ernests Gulbis, a victor at Indian Wells yesterday The women played all the pre-quarter final matches in one day as the top seeds were in action. ...
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The Chinese Super League season kicked off this past weekend, and goals were few and far between. Ominously, though, the top of the table is already ...
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Ana Ivanovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer were all victorious on Day 4 at Indian Wells On Day 4 of main draw action in the desert landscape of ...
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Li Na of China poses with the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup at Brighton Beach, after winning the 2014 Australian Open, on January 26, 2014 in ...
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A couple more Li Na items before we get into the Olympic season… A video doing the rounds shows Li being slapped by a local sports official back ...
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A bronze medal at the national games is no mean feat and deserves to be celebrated. Right? Wrong, if you are Chinese apparently. A video which ...
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Beijing, Jan 27 (IANS): When Li Na vowed to win another major a fortnight ago, many doubted if the Chinese star could deliver. But at 30-plus, Li ...
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A simplistic view often peddled in the western press is that the rebellious Li Na, tattoo and all, broke free of the state-run system when she and ...
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BIO: Li Na is a top-10 Chinese professional tennis player who has 6 WTA and 19 ITF singles titles to her credit. Li won the 2011 French Open singles title, becoming the first player from China to win a Grand Slam in singles. She also reached the final of the 2011 Australian Open, the first player from an Asian country to appear in a Grand Slam singles final. Between 1999 and 2004, Li won 20 women's singles titles: 19 ITF and one on the tour. In January 2008, she won her second WTA Tour title after a hiatus of over three years. Li turned professional in 1999, and that year won three of the very first four singles tournaments she entered on the ITF Circuit. She also won all of her first seven ITF doubles tournaments. In 2000, she won a total of 52 singles matches on the ITF circuit, more than any other player. In June of 2000 she captured the women's doubles title at the WTA tour in Tashkent with Li Ting. By the end of 2000, Li had won four WTA singles matches. She won $50,000 from the ITF tournament that she competed in 2004. Li is an offensive baseliner whose game is primarily characterised by her groundstrokes, which are both deep and powerful off both wings.
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