Li’s power as a symbol of success in china has not receded, on the court or off saying she remembered watching li win the 2014 australian open with her friends li na, china’s tennis. China's li na, a twice grand slam winner who is credited with creating a surge of interest in the sport in her country, headlined the list of eight candidates up for induction into the. Li na, china’s tennis rebel, knew, too this was the same cursed court where top seeds like pete sampras and serena williams had suffered ignominious defeats, falling to unheralded players in. Wuhan: china’s tennis women are starting to get results to match their potential and are ready to follow in the footsteps of former great li na, according to rising star wang qiang wang has.
Li na's landmark french open victory sparked celebrations and recognition throughout asia on sunday while china's state media told its athletes to learn from her as they prepare for next year's. Wuhan, china -- some things don't change li na is still clad from head to toe in nike sportswear, with a mercedes-benz logo still emblazoned on her right sleeve -- a subtle reminder of her. Li na, china's double grand slam winner, forced to retire with knee injury 32-year-old was the first chinese player to win a major title and she helped take tennis to a new level in asia.
(reuters) - china's li na, a twice grand slam winner who is credited with creating a surge of interest in the sport in her country, headlined the list of eight candidates up for induction into the international tennis hall of fame. Li na outperformed maria sharapova at the australian open, but can china's biggest sporting star now do the almost unthinkable and surpass the russian as the world's richest female athlete. Li na is china's first top 10 tennis player, often portrayed as a rebel highest ranking of 10 came after reaching semifinal of australian open quit tennis at end of 2002, but returned in 2004 and. Relaxed: the 2014 australian open champ china's li na told the centre court crowd at rod laver arena on monday she was expecting her first child with her husband and former coach jiang shan. China's li na won her second grand slam title with victory over slovakian dominika cibulkova at the australian open li, seeded fourth, came through an edgy first set from both women to dominate.
Will li na win the fourth laureus world sports awards for china it is the second time li na was nominated for the award in laureus, an oscar-like ceremony after she became a candidate in 2012. China's li na celebrated her comeback from injury with a 4-6 6-3 6-4 triumph over victoria azarenka of belarus to win the australian hardcourt championships on saturday. After the match, li na was praised by the chinese media, and her popularity throughout china was expected to grow significantly in the coming months, as she became the first chinese national, male or female, ever to win a tennis grand slam title in singles, ensuring her place in the sport's history.
Australian open 2011: li na's appearance in final confirms china as an emerging power in women's tennis if the past decade has been the era of the soviets, of the ovas and evas, it is possible. Li na was born on february 26, 1982 in wuhan, hubei, china, to li shengpeng and li yanping her father is a professional badminton player in 1988, she started playing badminton but changed to tennis after two years, on her coach xia xiyao's insistence. Li na made history as the first chinese player to win a grand slam singles title with a straight-sets win over defending champion francesca schiavone in the french open final the 29-year-old. In a slightly less serious match the world number one novak djokovic was here in beijing for a special exhibition game against china's number one li na the serbian showing off his chinese, and.
At the third time of asking, china's li na finally captured the australian open, becoming the first woman over 30 to win the title since australian margaret court in 1973 it was a real mixed. Li na is the first asian tennis player to reach the final of a grand slam tournament china will screen the australian open women's final free to air on the state network. Li na claimed her second grand slam title on saturday, defeating dominika cibulkova 7-6 (7-3), 6-0 to win the australian open. File - in this jan 25, 2014, file photo, li na, of china, holds the championship trophy after defeating dominika cibulkova of slovakia in their women's singles final at the australian open tennis championship in melbourne, australia.
China's tennis women are starting to get results to match their potential and are ready to follow in the footsteps of former great li na, according to rising star wang qiang wang has been in hot form in recent months, winning her first wta tour 250 title at the jiangxi open in nanchang in july. In january, the veteran tennis coach was in china to watch li na-- the woman he's helped turn into the second-best player in the world -- win her second consecutive shenzhen open just three years.
Li reached the grand slam semifinals for the first time with the 2-6, 7-6 (4), 7-5 quarter-final win on wednesday, giving china two players into the last four of a tennis major for the first time. Li na of china hits a return to flavia pennetta of italy during their women's quarter-final tennis match at the australian open 2014 tennis tournament in melbourne january 21, 2014. Wuhan: china's tennis women are starting to get results to match their potential and are ready to follow in the footsteps of former great li na, according to rising star wang qiang wang has been. January: zheng jie and yan zi win china's first grand slam title in the women's doubles at the australian open may: zheng wins the first all-chinese final at a wta event when li na withdraws.