Battle of the sexes` between Li Na, Djokovic set to start China Open
Beijing: The `Battle of the Sexes` match between World No.1 Novak Djokovic and China`s No.1 Li Na for charity has been scheduled to open the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing on Friday night.
According to China Daily, each single ace shot from Li would earn 6178 dollars for charity.
Kunlun Mountains Mineral Water, sponsor of Li, is reportedly donating a minimum 100,000 yuan to China Soong Ching Ling Foundation after the game while setting no ceiling on the amount if the Chinese tennis star plays more aces, the report said.
Li, US Open semifinalist and charity devotee, said she`s looking to be involved in charity work after retirement while the Serbian star has been seeking a showdown with a female counterpart ever since becoming World No. 1, the report added.
Li lost to Serena Williams of the US while Djokovic lost to Rafael Nadal from Spain in this year`s US Open in August, the report further said.