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Na Li Biography

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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Li Na gives birth to a baby girl

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 gi ...

Li Na’s best-selling autobiography set for feature film

Li Na is the first and only Asian tennis player in history – male or female – to win a Grand Slam title (Roland Garros, 2011 and Australian Open, 2014) and was ranked as high as World No. 2 during her career

11 winners at the 2015 Laureus Awards

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 athlet ...

Li Na in race for Laureus award

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 again ...

Top 10 late-bloomers in the history of sports

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 ...

Former Australian Open champion Li Na expecting a baby

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- ...

The best pictures from women's tennis in 2014

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 ...

5 most injury-prone female tennis players in recent times

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 ...

Li Na rules out tennis return

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 ...

Should Asia host the 5th Grand Slam?

At the moment four grand slams are played , starting with the Australian Open in January and ending with the US Open in August.

Angelique Kerber pays tribute to Li Na on twitter

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 Ch ...

Li Na: An inspirational career comes to an end

A look at Li Na's exceptional and inspiring career as she announces her retirement from the game.

Two-time Grand Slam champion Li Na announces retirement from tennis

China's first and only Grand Slam winner Li Na formally announced her retirement from tennis 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.

To ink or not to ink? Tennis players and their tattoos

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Highest paid tennis players 2014

Tennis players are rewarded with lucrative deals from some of the world’s best brands when they perform exceedingly well in a major tournament o ...
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