Li Na, one of tennis’ premier players could announce her retirement soon
The two-time Grand Slam champion Li Na is set to announce her retirement from the game of tennis by the end of the weekend, according to Chinese television stations. Li has been suffering from knee problems for much of this year and it looks like this injury will put an end to her career. Li Na and her agency...
In August, Babolat announced the new Babolat Play. I've since had the chance to chat with Eric Babolat, Babolat President and CEO, about the new stick: TennisIDENTITY: Have any of your top sponsored athletes (male and female) used the Babolat Play and analysis or is this more of a learner's/recreational player's racquet? Eric Babolat: As is the case for all Babolat products...
Li Na’s inconsistency is one of the WTA’s greatest mysteries.
Li Na? Or Na Li?
The western world’s difficulty with the naming order of the former Roland Garros winner is sometimes the least of her problems. She (basically) carries the burden of an entire nation, becoming the first Asian woman to win a major title in singles. She graced the cover of TIME Magazine, and was named...
Australian Open 2013
Schedule for Day 13: Saturday 26 January 2013
Rod Laver Arena 12:30 PM Start Time
1. Junior Girls’ Singles – Final
Ana Konjuh (CRO) v. Katerina Siniakova (CZE)
Not Before:2:30 PM
2. Junior Boys’ Singles – Final
Nick Kyrgios (AUS) v. Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS)
Not Before:7:30 PM
3. Women’s Singles – Final
Victoria Azarenka (BLR) v. Na...
Profiles of the top Women’s Singles contenders for the 2013 Australian Open. Note: Grand Slam records for main draw matches only. – by Jack Cunniff http://twitter.com/jrcunniff
1. Victoria Azarenka
2012 Record: 69-12
Grand Slam Record: 73-27
Australian Open Record: 21-6
Australian Open Best Result: W (2012)
Fast Fact: Azarenka has won 13 of her 14 titles...
Day five of the 2012 U.S. Open finished with the loss of number 9 seed Na Li to Laura Robson (who already had a won over another favorite, Kim Clijsters). Let's have a look at Na Li's outfit prepared for her by Nike.
Create Na Li's 2012 U.S. Open Look
Na Li, U.S. Open 2012
Nike Women's Na Li US Open 2012 Autumn Jersey Top - $55
Q. Her weapon seemed to be the slice backhand. What did you do to counter that?VICTORIA AZARENKA: I practiced yesterday. (Laughter.)
I practiced yesterday for that. She has a really, you know, deep slice and it’s a little bit tricky. It took me first few shots to kind of adjust and feel her ball, but, you know, I had to stay aggressive and not to let her...
The blue courts are stealing the show in Madrid
While all the talk has been about the colour of the clay in Madrid ahead of this week’s combined Mutua Madrid Open, there is an important tournament to be played on the new surface and there is a long list of title contenders in the women’s draw.
The top half of the draw features World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka who overcame a tough...
It's said of the Williams sisters, when they play, they win. Not always true but the idea is holding up at the Sony Ericsson Open where, under cloudless skies Monday, Serena produced more than the occasional puff of smoke with her serve as she battled past Australia's Sam Stosur, 7-5, 6-3.
Creating a record for the women's game for aces in two sets, Serena cranked out...
2011 Roland Garros champion Li Na received a hero’s welcome in her hometown of Wuhan, kicking off a two-day exhibition tournament on December 17, 2011 called “Li Na and Friends.” The festivities also feature 14-time Grand Slam champion Pete Sampras and former world number number 1 Carlos Moya, as well as 2011 Wimbledon semifinalist and WTA Comeback Player of the Year Sabine...