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Let Chinese players have fun, urges Li Na

Let Chinese players have fun, urges Li Na

Tennis trailblazer Li Na said China`s up-and-coming players needed to be allowed to have fun and express themselves, warning it will take time before the country has another major winner.

`No regrets` says Li Na, one year after retiring

`No regrets` says Li Na, one year after retiring

China`s two-time Grand Slam winner Li Na said Monday she had "no regrets" about her career, a year after her abrupt retirement from professional tennis.

Li Na thrills fans at Wuhan stadium opening

Li Na thrills fans at Wuhan stadium opening

China`s two-time Grand Slam winner Li Na opened a new 15,000-seat stadium at the Wuhan Open in central China Sunday to huge cheers from her hometown fans.

Li Na still a star despite retirement

Li Na still a star despite retirement

Chinese superstar Li Na will take part in a series of activities held in her home city of Wuhan during the 2015 Wuhan Open to promote the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Premier 5 event and tennis culture, organisers have announced.

'China ready to emerge from Liu Xiang's shadow'

'China ready to emerge from Liu Xiang's shadow'

Chinese athletics can emerge from the shadow of recently-retired Olympic champion Liu Xiang, the country`s top hurdler said Saturday, as the sporting superpower searches for new track and field heroes.

Sachin Tendulkar meets Yao Ming at Laureus Sports Award

Sachin Tendulkar meets Yao Ming at Laureus Sports Award

Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar will join other luminaries of sporting world – both past and present – at the 2015 Laureus World Sports Awards. The Shanghai event will be broadcast live to over 100 countries around the world.

Li Na, Serena Williams in race for 2015 Laureus award

Li Na, Serena Williams in race for 2015 Laureus award

Retired Chinese tennis star Li Na is up against Serena Williams in a six-woman field for sportswoman of the year in the Laureus World Sports Awards.

Usain Bolt still the favourite to win at World Championship: Michael Johnson

Usain Bolt still the favourite to win at World Championship: Michael Johnson

 Four-time Olympic gold medallist Michael Johnson on Tuesday backed multiple Olympic and world champion Usain Bolt to defend his titles in 100m and 200m events at the World Championship, to be held in Beijing from August 22 to 30.

China's Olympic champion hurdler Liu Xiang retires

China's Olympic champion hurdler Liu Xiang retires

China`s Olympic gold medal-winning hurdler Liu Xiang announced his retirement on Tuesday, ending a run in the sport marked by records and frustrated by successive late-career injuries.

Australian Open: List of Women's Singles champions in Open Era

Australian Open: List of Women's Singles champions in Open Era

American tennis icon Serena Williams on Saturday romped home to her 19th Grand Slam singles title defeating her rival, Maria Sharapova in just little under two hours in front of a packed Rod Laver Arena crowd.

Li Na always dreamed of being a stay-home mum

Li Na always dreamed of being a stay-home mum

Pioneering Chinese tennis star Li Na Tuesday said she has long wanted a child and to be a stay-at-home mum after announcing she was pregnant at the Australian Open.

Retired star Li Na announces pregnancy to Aussie crowd

Retired star Li Na announces pregnancy to Aussie crowd

Pioneering Chinese tennis star Li Na announced she was pregnant Monday in front of 15,000 cheering fans at the Australian Open.

Tina Maze heads race for Laureus Sportswoman of Year Award

Tina Maze heads race for Laureus Sportswoman of Year Award

Some of the world's biggest sporting stars, including Sochi Winter Olympics medallist Tina Maze, are involved in a fierce competition for the 2015 Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year Award, which is promising to be one of the closest contests ever.

Coming to Broadway soon? Serena, the musical

Coming to Broadway soon? Serena, the musical

Serena Williams said she`d like to see a musical of her life performed on Broadway after she reached the WTA Finals title match following a strong dose of drama and Mariah Carey.

China`s Li Na opens WTA Finals in Singapore

China`s Li Na opens WTA Finals in Singapore

Retired Chinese star Li Na opened the WTA Finals in Singapore with a ceremonial first serve on Monday.

China`s Li Na rules out retirement U-turn

China`s Li Na rules out retirement U-turn

Chinese star Li Na ruled out a return to tennis Sunday despite quitting the sport just months after winning her second Grand Slam title.

Australian Open lifts prizemoney by 10%

Australian Open lifts prizemoney by 10%

The Australian Open will hike total prizemoney 10 percent in 2014 to A$36 million ($31.44 million), organisers said on Tuesday.

Li Na receives teary goodbye at China Open

Li Na receives teary goodbye at China Open

It was a fitting goodbye for China's biggest tennis star, complete with hugs from her former competitors, cheers from Chinese fans, and a bouquet of flowers from Rafael Nadal.

Li Na says tennis `only chance` after father`s death

Li Na says tennis `only chance` after father`s death

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".

Serena Williams dominates WTA rankings

Serena Williams dominates WTA rankings

American Serena Williams continued to dominate the WTA rankings, the latest list published Monday.