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".
China`s two-time Grand Slam-winner Li Na is poised to retire, state media reported Thursday, in a move which would bring down the curtains on Asia`s most successful tennis career.
Li Na`s Grand Slam future is "up in the air" after an injury-hit season and the loss of her inspirational coach, tennis great Martina Navratilova told AFP on Friday.
Li Na`s return after her Australian Open triumph last month brought her a surprisingly hard fight and a struggle against difficult conditions, but the settling of an old score.
Australian Open champion Li Na paid tribute to her coach Carlos Rodriguez after she came through a slump and even considered retirement before winning her second Grand Slam title.
Chinese tennis star Li Na said that her coach saved her marriage after he took over coaching duties from her husband Jiang Shan.
China`s Li Na set her sights on a second Grand Slam title Saturday as she voiced hope a new, more aggressive approach could help her end her Australian Open jinx.
Chinese tennis player Li Na`s coach Carlos Rodriguez has said that he was proud of how this year`s Australian Open finalist played against Serena Williams in the WTA Championships final because it showed him what she can do if she was asked to.
Li Na`s fine performance in getting to the final of the season-ending WTA Championships was one in the eye for those who suggested that her best was behind her.
Li Na notched another pay-back victory at the US Open, beating former world number one Jelena Jankovic 6-3, 6-0 to advance to the quarter-finals on Sunday.
Chinese tennis star Li Na arrives at the Madrid Tennis Masters with a positive frame of mind, and praised her coach for a successful start to the season.
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Day in Pics: 27th November
Showbiz World - November 27, 2014