Li Na to take six-week break from tennis
Beijing: China`s first Grand Slam champion Li Na returned home after her shock second-round exit from the Wimbledon and said she would take a six-week break from tennis.
The French Open champion, who lost to to German wildcard Sabine Lisiciki, flew back to her hometown of Wuhan city in central China yesterday with her coach and husband Jiang Shan.
She was warmly welcomed by her mother and a crowd of local sports officials and media.
This is the first time she returned home after her French Open triumph.
"I will go nowhere. I want to stay at home with my family. I like to stay at home," she said.
After Li`s exit, China`s hopes in Wimbledon now rest on Peng Shuai who managed to enter the fourth round.
Admitting that pressure is no her after Li`s exit, the 20th seed said, "I will try my best and keep fighting."
"Li had a really tough match against Lisicki, who has a really good serve. It`s tough sometimes. She`s got a lot of pressure on her after the French Open.”
"I`ve not thought about whether that pressure is now going to come onto me. Everybody (in China)for sure wants us to win, though," Peng said.