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".

China`s Li Na set to retire - State media
China`s Li Na set to retire - State media

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 future `up in the air`, says Martina Navratilova

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.

Tough restart for China`s Li Na

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 credits `cool` coach for new self-belief

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.

Li credits `cool` coach for new self-belief

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.

Li Na credits coach for saving marriage by taking over duties from hubby

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 targets second Slam title

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.

Coach says Li Na rose up to challenge against Serena

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.

Age no barrier as Li Na hits new heights

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.

US Open: Li Na wins another pay-back match to reach quarter-finals

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.

Li Na praises coach ahead of Madrid Masters

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.

Honduran ambassador to Colombia sacked over Christmas orgy

The Honduran ambassador to Colombia has been sacked after a wild Christmas party at the embassy in Bogota.