Li Na and her husband Jiang Shan with their baby girl Alisa Beijing, June 3 (IANS) China's two-time Grand Slam winner Li Na gave birth to a girl, Alisa, on Wednesday. Li Na, who retired in September, released the news early on Wednesday and posted a footprint picture of her daughter on her Chinese social networking site Weibo account, reports Xinhua. Li Na's fans quipped that Alisa was born for tennis. June 3 is also the birthday
Li Na officially inaugrates the 2015 Australian Open CANNES, FRANCE (May 16, 2015) — Renowned Chinese filmmaker Peter Ho-Sun Chan’s We Pictures and China’s highest-ranked tennis player Li Na are bringing Li Na: My Life to screen. Based on Li Na’s best-selling autobiography, “Li Na: My Life” (working title) will be produced and directed by Chan with Li Na serving as a consultant on the
The Laureus Sports Awards for the year 2015 were announced on Wednesday night at a grand ceremony held in Shanghai. A total of 9 extraordinary athletes were given the prestigious award, and there were also two well-known sporting personalities who were inducted into the Laureus Hall of Fame. Here are the full details of the award winners from the ceremony.
Li Na addresses a press conference ahead of the Laureus awards in Shanghai Shanghai, April 14 (IANS) Retired Chinese tennis star Li Na is up against Serena Williams in a six-woman field for sportswoman of the year in the Laureus World Sports Awards. The other nominees are Valerie Adams, Marit Bjorgen, Genzebe Dibaba, and Tina Maze . In the men's field, Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo will compete against number one golfer Rory McIl
Sport is a profession that comes with a definite expiry date. If you wish to know the significance of age, an athlete is probably the best person that you can pose the question to. Well aware of the duration of their shelf lives, athletes go to unfathomable lengths to keep the undesirable consequences of age at bay. From Sachin Tendulkar to Lionel Messi, the sporting landscape is dotted with players who showed signs of greatness at very ea
Li Na Melbourne, Jan 19 (IANS) Retired Chinese tennis woman player Li Na will soon be donning a new role in her life - of a mother. The two-time Grand Slam winner announced Monday that she is expecting her first child, reports Xinhua. The announcement was met with thunderous cheers and applause from spectators in Rod Laver Arena where Li lifted the Australian Open title in 2014, her second Grand Slam championship since the French
2014 was a fantastic year on the women’s tour! Serena Williams returned to the top of the rankings after dismal performances in the first three Grand Slams. Eugenie Bouchard performed exceeding well at the Majors as she reached the semifinals or better in three out of four Grand Slams. Maria Sharapova improved this year and ended the season at No. 2, and we saw Simona Halep and Caroline Wozniacki showcasing some brilliant tennis. The
They say the fall from glory hurts a lot. And there's nothing worse than an injury to bring about a fall. Injuries have always been a part of the game of tennis. Some of the injuries don’t have a much bearing on a player( since they may receive instant treatment, courtesy Volini sprays and return back to the court) while others may not be so lucky. While most players work hard at their game to reclaim the top spot
Li Na Singapore, Oct 19 (IANS) Recently-retired Li Na of China Sunday ruled out returning to the tennis circuit. "I'm already 32. I have to take care of my family right now because over the last 32 years I was trying as hard as I can on the tennis court. I am not going to comeback to tennis," Li was quoted as saying by Xinhua. Li, an official ambassador for the WTA World Tour Finals, made the remarks here along with the eigh
Anil Khanna A feasible option? The President of the Asian Tennis Federation, Anil Khanna came up with an interesting suggestion last month. He felt that a fifth Grand Slam should be added to the tennis calendar & should take place in the Asian sub-continent. He felt that such a tournament would go a long way in the development of the sport in the Asian countries. At the moment 4 Grand Slams are played - Australian Open, Frenc
Angelique Kerber New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) World No.8 Angelique Kerber Saturday paid tribute to the retiring two-time Grand Slam winner Li Na of China, who announced her departure from tennis Friday. Kerber, the highest ranked German women's singles player, praised Li Na's personality and undiminishing spirit. What a champion and an amazing person ! She'll be really missed on Tour. All the best in your new life !!! pic.twitter.c
Li Na at the 2014 Australian Open And just like that, Li Na the tennis player, has walked out of our lives. Sure, we had not seen her in action for a few months. Yes, her continuing injuries were a cause of concern. And she had definitely been left rudderless after the sudden departure of her coach. In fact, in hindsight, it could be said that it was all obviously building up to today’s announcement of her retirement. Yet, that doesn
Li Na Beijing, Sep 19 (IANS): China's first and only Grand Slam winner Li Na formally announced her retirement from tennis on Friday. Li, 32, made the announcement on her microblog, the Chinese equivalent to Twitter, a day after rumours about her leaving had already spread all over internet and social media. Li called 2014 "one of the most important years" in her life, as well as a "difficult one". "I have exp
Jack London, an American novelist, journalist, social-activist and short-story writer, who mostly writes about the struggles for survival, once commented, “show me a man with a tattoo and I'll show you a man with an interesting past.” Different people get tattoos for different reasons; some as an expression of their personality, some as an expression to a beloved, some as a form of body art. Whatever the reason ma
Tennis players are rewarded with lucrative deals from some of the world’s best brands when they perform exceedingly well in a major tournament or over a period of time. The companies understand their contribution to the sport and the kind of impact they will have on the people at large. Let us look at the highest paid tennis players for the current year.