AMAZIAN OF THE WEEK! Li Na

January 25th, 2011 | 4 comments | Posted by Diana




Name: Li Na

Age: 29

Hails from: Wuhan, Hubei, China

Occupation: Pro Tennis Player

Known for: Coached by her husband, inspired by her late father, and supported by a mother too nervous to watch her matches, Li is a tennis player whose game is focused on family. And the blood, sweat and tears have paid off–Li is currently 10-for-10 in her matches this year.

Entering the Australian Open as 9th seed, Li has made an impressive show so far–besting Sofia Arvidsson (Sweden), Evgeniya Rodina (Russia), Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (Czech Rep.), Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) and Andrea Petkovic (Germany). She will now face top-seeded Caroline Wozniaki (Denmark) in her second-ever Australian Open semi-finals, keeping hopes high that she will bring home the first-ever Grand Slam singles tennis title to Asia.

That should make her family proud.

[Yahoo! Sports: China's Li Na Raises Asian Slam Hopes]

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Thanks, Maris!

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4 Responses to “AMAZIAN OF THE WEEK! Li Na”

  1. Yoli says:

    That is WONDERFUL!!!! Congratulations to her!

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  3. zeft says:

    I saw her play live at the Sydney International. She won that comp after coming back from being 5-0 down in the first set of the final against Kim Clijsters. She then took the second and won in straight sets.

    Hopefully that will weigh on Clijsters’ mind if they meet in the final.

  4. zeft says:

    Li Na just got through to the final and gave excellent answers on court after the match.

    When asked got her through the third set, she replied: “Prize money”.

    When asked if her mother, who has never seen her play, was going to come out the final, she said she had asked many times but her mom said: “No, I don’t want to come with you, I have my own life.”

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