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Li Na says tennis ‘only chance’ after father’s death

FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2014, file photo, Li Na, of China, walks around during the trophy presentation after defeating Dominika Cibulkova, of Slovakia, in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. Li formally announced her retirement on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, File)

China’s Li Na said her ground-breaking career can be traced back to the death of her father when she was 14, a pivotal moment which meant tennis success was her “only chance.”

Posted: September 24th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

‘No regrets’ for retiring Li Na at emotional farewell

Chinese tennis player Li Na wipes her tears during a press conference to announce her retirement in Beijing, China, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. AP

Pioneering Chinese tennis star Li Na said Sunday she has “no regrets” about her decision to retire over persistent knee injuries, but told an emotional news conference she reached the decision only after thinking long and hard.

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

2-time Grand Slam winner Li Na retires from tour

FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2014, file photo, Li Na, of China, walks around during the trophy presentation after defeating Dominika Cibulkova, of Slovakia, in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. Li formally announced her retirement on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, File)

Li Na, a two-time Grand Slam champion from China who took tennis in Asia to a new level, has retired due to recurring knee injuries.

Posted: September 19th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Djokovic bucks injury, ousts Frenchman

LONDON—Novak Djokovic lay crumpled on Centre Court, clutching his upper left arm and grimacing. He felt something pop and feared the worst. Djokovic had lunged for a shot behind the baseline, tumbled on the grass and rolled over twice, his racket flying from his hand. His new coach, Boris Becker, stood in the player’s box […]

Posted: June 29th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Li Na loses in 1st round at French Open

Chinas Li Na returns the ball to France's Kristina Mladenovic during their first round match of  the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Tuesday, May 27, 2014. AP

Li Na lost her opening match at the French Open on Tuesday, the second reigning Australian Open champion to fall in the first round at this year’s tournament.

Posted: May 27th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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